Carolyn has extensive experience in progressive leadership of educational, social services and projects/program development. She has consulted in the areas of speech and language therapy, career development, counseling and grant management. As Executive Director of Literacy Chicago, she established strategic planning strategies and developmental plans for program creation and expansion. She also managed several federal and state-grant funded programs.
Carolyn worked with the Chicago Public School (CPS) Administrative Offices of Specialized Services/High Schools Programs/Department of Education to Careers. During that time she served as the Liaison and Career Development Program Manager. In this role, she was responsible for monitoring and maintaining compliance of the citywide high school Career and Technical Instructional Educational program. She developed career awareness and exploration activities for grades K-8 for professional school guidance counselors in 328 schools. Also at CPS, Carolyn worked as a Special Education Liaison/Coordinator in Specialized Services where she developed curriculum for this student population and managed state grant programs. Additionally, Ms. Day served as a Speech and Language Therapist with CPS, providing developmental language programs for students. Currently, she works as a Speech and Language Therapist with a private agency.
Carolyn has a passion for learning and advocates for helping people communicate effectively. She has an unwavering commitment to her faith, service and time with the Trustee Ministry at her church. She also is an avid volunteer with disabled persons, including adults and children. In her free time, she enjoys antiquing, traditional jazz music, visual and the performing arts. Her professional and social activities have helped to maintain a sense of balance in her life.
Ms. Day has an Educational Psychology, M.Ed. from Loyola University and a B.S. in Communication Disorders from Lincoln University, MO.