Katie has over 25 years of experience working in the public education sector in Chicago, Providence and Washington, DC. She founded TenSquare’s school improvement practice area, hires the TenSquare team, and manages general operations. She works directly with charter school boards and leaders on restructuring and school improvement efforts, strategic planning, charter reviews, and executive searches. Katie was among the founding staff of Thurgood Marshall Academy Public Charter High School and served as Managing Director, Development Director and Board Member for more than a decade. She led the development efforts of College Summit, a national college access organization, and as Vice President of Development she built a national development team and developed the infrastructure to support 11 regional operations. Katie has experience in education research and evaluation from her work at the DC-based education evaluation firm, Policy Studies Associates. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Brown University.