Katrina Boone

Guest Blogger

Associate Partner, Bellwether Education Partners

Louisville, Kentucky

Katrina Boone is an associate partner with Bellwether Education Partners in the Policy and Evaluation 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 Jan. 2, 2020

Native Families Have Used School Choice to Save Their Children for More Than 50 Years

When their sons were told they’d have to cut their hair to continue attending the local public school, Jerry and…

By Katrina Boone

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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 Oct. 18, 2021

Times Are Tough. Asking Teachers to Get Tougher Isn’t the Answer.

Wednesday started out like any other; I left my house at 7:00 am to drive to my school campus, where I teach bilingual early childhood…

By Megan Hillegass

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Posted Oct. 21, 2021

Q&A With Sharif El-Mekki and Shareefah Mason: You Won’t Retain Black Teachers Without Transforming Your School Culture

Shareefah Mason of Teach Plus and Sharif El-Mekki of the Center for Black Educator Development (CBED) believe that schools can only recruit and retain Black…

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Posted Oct. 20, 2021

While We Debate Mandatory Vaccines for Teachers, It’s the Kids Who Suffer

I recently wrote a post urging us, as an educator community, to prioritize the health and safety of our students and fellow teaching colleagues as…

By Kwame Sarfo-Mensah

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