Katrina Boone

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Senior Analyst, Policy and Thought Leadership, Bellwether Education Partners

Louisville, Kentucky

Katrina Boone is a senior analyst with Bellwether Education Partners in the Policy and Thought Leadership practice area, focusing on issues related to evaluation and planning, evaluation capacity building, and data analysis. Currently, Katrina supports several education organizations as they seek to better tell the stories of their impact.

Beyond evaluation, Katrina’s interests include teacher pipelines and diversity, the history of education in America (particularly as it applies to communities furthest from opportunity), and the intersection of science, poverty, and education.

Prior to joining Bellwether in 2018, Katrina worked as the Director of Teacher Outreach at the Collaborative for Student Success, a national nonprofit working to improve public education through a commitment to high standards for all students. There she spearheaded a process for building the capacity of the organization and its teacher fellows for evaluation and continuous improvement. She also worked as a Teacher Leader on Special Assignment at the Kentucky Department of Education, engaging teachers in conversations about education policy and supporting schools as they designed and implemented teacher leadership plans. Katrina began her career by spending eight wonderful years as a high school English teacher in Kentucky, where she taught in urban, rural, and suburban schools. She holds a Master of Arts in Teaching degree from Morehead State University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Kentucky.

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Posted Dec. 12, 2018

America Has Always Used Schools as a Weapon Against Native Americans

When Michelle Obama and her husband visited students of the Standing Rock Sioux Nation in North Dakota in the summer…

By Katrina Boone

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Posted July 16, 2019

Here’s Why President Trump’s Tweets About ‘The Squad’ Are Nothing New for Black Women in Education

On Sunday, the 45th president of the United States told four congresswomen of color to “go back” to the countries from which they came.  ….and…

By Kelisa Wing

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Posted July 17, 2019

These Award-Winning Teachers Say to Close the Detention Centers and Bring the Children to Our Classrooms

This post is an open letter to the Trump administration, signed by 45 former State Teachers of the Year and the 1,840 members of Teachers…

By Ivonne Orozco, Mandy Manning, Heidi Crumrine

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Posted July 12, 2019
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We’ve Never Seen a Public School System Work for All Kids, But We Have to Believe We Can Build One

The other day I watched the documentary True Justice: Bryan Stevenson’s Fight for Equality.  Now if you don’t know who Bryan Stevenson is, you should…

By Tanesha Peeples

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