Chief of Staff
Cassie Sparkman serves as Chief of Staff for CASEL, supporting the CEO, Executive team, and entire CASEL staff through special project support.
Prior to working at CASEL, Cassie was the Summer Program Director at Northwestern University’s Center for Talent Development, which hosts thousands of academically gifted grade 4-12 students from around the country and world, every summer. Cassie also has a background in teaching poetry and performance to students across Seattle and Chicago, and directing the Hands on Stanzas program for the Chicago Poetry Center.
Cassie earned her Master of Fine Arts Degree at the University of Washington and her bachelor’s in International Studies at DePaul University. She currently lives in Evanston with her two young sons.