Margaret Walsh is a co-Chief Executive Officer of UChicago Impact and the Director of STEP Literacy at UChicago Impact. As Director, she provides strategic leadership in the development and implementation of the STEP™ literacy assessment, professional development, and data management system. She oversees the development of supplemental supports in relation to STEP. Walsh also maintains a training portfolio with client schools located in the Twin Cities area and Boston. Walsh has been key in developing the design for the system that is used to provide continued development opportunities and coaching supports to all of the STEP trainer consultants who help to facilitate implementations around the country. She is an expert in early literacy development and issues related to struggling readers. Prior to coming onboard at UEI, Walsh spent over ten years providing classroom instruction in grades K-2.
Walsh graduated from Saint Mary's College with a major in history and minors in mathematics and German. She earned her MAT in elementary education, as well as her reading specialist certification, from National-Louis University, where she is currently a candidate for an Ed.D. in reading and language.