Katie joined BIE in 2017, as the Director of District Leadership Systemic Partnership Coach. She is responsible for supporting district partners to foster organizational learning and capacity building that supports high quality project based learning for all students.
Prior to joining BIE, Katie was the Director of Professional Learning at the University of San Diego’s Institute for Entrepreneurship in Education. She led a team that partnered with districts to effectively leverage technology and facilitated professional learning for leadership teams to model and support innovative teaching and learning. Katie also spent 10 years in Hawai’i on the Leeward Coast of O’ahu. She taught middle school English language arts and was the school based literacy coach. She has also served as a new teacher mentor and coordinator of district programs to support and retain effective teachers in schools with underserved populations.
Katie received her Bachelor’s Degree and Teaching Credential from, California State University, San Marcos and MEd and PhD at the University of Hawai’i Manoa. She enjoys traveling, hiking and going to the beach with her family and friends and is always learning wherever she goes.