Katie is passionate about supporting individuals and equity-driven organizations to be at their best, and brings over 15 years experience building and leading top-performing teams. At Transcend, she has the honor of working with visionary school teams to reimagine, build, and spread learning environments that best prepare all children to thrive.
Katie began her career as a 7th - 9th grade mathematics teacher and teacher coach in district-run and charter schools in Chicago and Washington, DC. She was an analyst at the D.C. Office of the State Superintendent and spent nearly a decade leading national teacher preparation design teams at Teach For America. In this role, her team led the organization’s efforts to build a content-specific training model and reshaped the role and strategy of a national design team to align with a research- and experience-based understanding of how adults learn and develop. In her role as an independent consultant, Katie has enjoyed one-on-one coaching to help leaders focus their energy on their essential work; build skills, habits and systems to lead inclusive, high-performing teams; and develop and operationalize strategy to maximize impact.
Katie was an Education Policy Fellow at the Institute for Educational Leadership and holds a Masters Degree in Teaching Secondary Mathematics from National-Louis University and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mathematics and History from St. Olaf College. Katie lives in Alexandria, Virginia with her husband and her two sons.