Eileen Murphy Buckley

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Eileen  taught English for 15 years and was the founding English Department Chair at Walter Payton College Prep as well as the author of 360 Degrees of Text (NCTE, 2011). As the Director of Curriculum and Instruction for over 100 of Chicago’s highest performing schools, she became passionate about the role technology could play in education in the 21st century and left CPS in 2012 to develop ThinkCERCA to help all students achieve career and college readiness. ThinkCERCA is one of the top Literacy Courseware Challenge winners (Gates Foundation).

What superlative would your coworkers give you? Most chatty.

If you could be any fictional character, who would it be? Black Widow from the Avengers.

What is your go-to karaoke song? “Leaving on a Jet Plane.”