Dorothy Moulthrop, Ph.D., was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Open Doors Academy in January 2020. She previously served as Chief Program Officer, and in that role she was responsible for ODA’s unique out-of-school time programming for youth. As CEO, she leads ODA, provides leadership in the community on the topic of out-of-school time, and engages the ODA team with vision and strategy to to better serve over 600 scholars across Greater Cleveland.
Dr. Moulthrop earned her doctoral degree in education policy and leadership at The Ohio State University. Her research focuses on the intersection of policy and practice, specifically in the areas of school change, teacher and principal retention, 21st century pedagogy, urban education, leadership development, and equity.
She previously worked as an education consultant, working with schools, districts, institutions, and educational leaders to succeed at the highest levels. Prior to that, she spent five years in school administration, as Director of Curriculum and Faculty Development at Hawken School, a PS-12 independent school in Greater Cleveland. Prior to administration, Dr. Moulthrop was an English teacher at Shaker Heights High School. She began her career teaching English language arts and English as a second language at San Lorenzo High School, in the San Francisco Bay Area. In addition to leading schoolwide efforts to teach academic literacy across all disciplines, she served as English department chair.
Dr. Moulthrop received her BA in Comparative Literature and Italian from Northwestern University. She completed her teacher training at the University of California, Berkeley, and received her Masters of Education from Ursuline College.