Kat Crawford

Guest Blogger

Director of Technology Solutions, CEEAS

Austin, Texas

Kat Crawford is the director of technology solutions at the Center For Educational Excellence In Alternative Settings (CEEAS), where she helps secure schools use technology to improve instruction, facilitate better communication with stakeholders, enable real-time analysis of student and school performance data, strengthen contract management and capture operating efficiencies. She has worked with juvenile justice schools in 44 different states and continues to strive to curate with creative ways to engage vulnerable youth in education.

Kat studied musical theatre performance at Mountview Theatre School in London, England. She still sings her heart out but does it while building blogs, typing tweets and frantically Facebooking. Kat started teaching in NYC in 2001 and taught drama for many years until arts positions began to dwindle.

Pursuing a master’s degree at Walden University in integrating technology in the classroom, Kat found her new calling. Technology came as easy as a song and dance. Kat continued to go to school and earned her education specialist degree in educational technology. Now she is ready to put all that practice to work; it is time for the show!

Kat lives and works in Austin, Texas with two teenage singing and dancing daughters and a bearded betrothed.

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Posted July 3, 2019

How This Music Program Is Helping Incarcerated Youth Tell Their Stories

More than 60,000 young people are incarcerated in secure facilities, residences and group homes, learning in alternative education settings designed…

By Kat Crawford

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