Ms. Ney began her career as a middle school History teacher at Lumin. This network provided her with an insight into urban education. The year provided her with various challenges that shaped who she became as an educator. Through her challenges as a first-year teacher, she realized she had a passion to make an impact on lives of children and wanted to continue to be a part of making a change in urban education.
In 2012 she became the founding kindergarten teacher at HOPE Christian schools: Semper, where she continued to push herself as an educator and prove the impossible. In the three years she taught kindergarten, she had the highest growth in the network and her scholars far exceeded the goals that were set by her district. When her scholars left her classroom, her scholars were reading 1.5 years to 2 years above grade level.
After three years of teaching kindergarten, she became the Dean of Instruction at Semper. Ms. Ney coached and developed teachers through observations, real-time coaching, observation debriefs and data meetings. Through coaching, she deepened her understanding of the Common Core State Standards and continued to increase student outcomes for her scholars.
Caila Ney earned her bachelor’s degree at the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee, as well as a master’s degree in Administrative license and curriculum and instruction from Alverno.