Manager of Human Resources & Special Projects
Cassie Sparkman is the Manager of Human Resources and Special Projects, leading CASEL’s staffing and recruitment efforts, and managing special projects across the CASEL team.
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.