Michele Mason joined the University of Washington Center for Educational Leadership (CEL) in June 2019 as the director of instructional leadership. Michele supports district partnerships and provides instructional leadership support for district and school administrators. Prior to CEL, she served as a district administrator, non-profit leader, school administrator and high school English teacher in suburban and urban areas. Michele is interested in how empowered central office staff can support the principal as an instructional, strategic and visionary leader. Michele completed her doctorate in educational leadership from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2021.