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Markay Winston, Ph.D.



Chief Officer of Instructional Learning Supports

Chicago Public Schools

Markay L. Winston, Ph.D., is the Chief Officer of Instructional Learning Supports with the Chicago Public Schools. Previously, Dr. Winston served as the Director of Student Services for the Cincinnati Public Schools. Dr. Winston has provided district level oversight for special education and related services, district crisis response, homeless education, school health, and English as a second language. She has successfully led multiple district wide efforts to strengthen access to the core curriculum for diverse learners through a three tiered integrated systems change model of intervention. As well, she has worked tirelessly to improve the background knowledge, awareness of core curriculum, and instructional technology skills on behalf of district employed intervention specialists and English as a second language teachers.

Dr. Winston is actively involved at the regional, state and national levels on issues involving special education, curriculum access through technology, leadership development, and assessment.