Katie's work over the last 5 years has focused on partnerships with diverse districts to learn, research and inform how to create the conditions to support the evolving role of the educator, shift pedagogy to inspire deeper learning and leverage technology to ensure maximum impact on learners and their trajectory in life. She has also served as middle school English language arts teacher, instructional coach, and led the district new teacher mentoring program.
At the university, district, and school level Katie aspires to create experiences that empower all learners to develop knowledge, skills, and mindsets to thrive in a changing world. Katie has a Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree in middle school education and her Ph.D. specialized in new teacher induction and ongoing support to impact teacher efficacy and effectiveness. As a leader, teacher, and speaker, Katie’s experience in research and practice continue to guide her belief that if we want to change how students learn, we must change how educators learn.