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Cat Peretti

Project Leader, CityTutor DC

Cat Peretti has been a tutor since before she went to college, and her experiences in tutoring have fueled her career in the education sector. After getting her law degree from Emory University, Cat was a management and program analyst at the US Department of Education focused on grants management during the Obama administration. She then served as the Director of Policy and Accountability at E.L. Haynes Public Charter School.

In 2015, Cat became the Executive Director of My School DC, the common application and lottery for the District’s public school options. Under Cat’s leadership, the lottery program has operated with technical precision as the number of participating families and schools has steadily increased.  Now, all but three schools serving grades PreK-12 have opted into My School DC, and 75% of families with students in DCPS or DC public charter schools have used the lottery system for school access. In 2019, she and her team won the Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation award for innovation in the DC government. 

Cat brings keen strategic judgment, strong operational skills, a commitment to educational equity and access, and a deep set of relationships with DC school and educational leaders to the Project Leader role. She will oversee strategy development and execution for CityTutor DC with the close support and added capacity of the CityBridge team.


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