Cathy Toll
Department Chair, Graduate Progam Coordinator


  • Reading and literacy
  • Leadership
  • Professional development
  • Innovative professional development
  • Teacher development
  • Teacher support

Cathy Toll supports teacher learning by guiding educational coaches, professional learning teams, and administrative leaders. She has been a consultant, keynote speaker, and workshop leader throughout the United States, Australia, and Canada. Cathy has served as a teacher at the elementary, middle, and high school levels, a reading specialist, a curriculum coordinator, a school principal, director of literacy research and development, grant director, state department of education consultant, and educational coach. Cathy has published widely for teacher leaders, including six books for educational coaches and a book on Learnership for principals and teacher leaders. Cathy is chair of the Department of Literacy and Language at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. Her website is