Dana Center Role
Katey oversees the design and delivery of the Dana Center’s services for K–12 educators and leaders. In this role, she provides leadership, guidance, and continuity across all K–12 products and services offered by the Center in an effort to ensure greater equity in our education system. Katey consults with districts and leads projects across the United States, developing and facilitating discussions and professional learning opportunities with teachers as well as school-, district-, and state-level leaders.
Katey leads the Mentor Teacher and Content Leader Initiative with the Louisiana Department of Education, a project that provides professional learning to educators across the state while building capacity for leadership within districts and the state. In addition, she spearheads a strategy team for the Dana Center’s Launch Years initiative, which seeks to usher in a new paradigm to support students for college preparation and guide them through pathways for degree attainment, specifically focusing on the transition from junior year of high school through their junior year in college. Katey also leads the Center’s work with the Conference Board of Mathematical Sciences on the High School to College Mathematics Pathways: Preparing Students for the Future project, which serves a multistate initiative to bridge the gaps between high school and college mathematics.
Before Joining the Dana Center
Katey has extensive experience in educator professional development and as a classroom teacher in the K–12 system and at the community college level. Her prior work includes instructional leadership roles at the campus level as well as leadership roles at the district level, including serving five years as the mathematics coordinator for a diverse district in Texas. Katey has developed and delivered professional development for educators at the state and national levels.
Ph.D., Educational Policy and Planning, Educational Leadership and Policy, The University of Texas at Austin
M.A., Mathematics Education, UTeach program, The University of Texas at Austin
B.S., Mathematics, The University of Texas at Austin
Relevant Board Memberships
NCSM: Leadership in Mathematics Education, Southern 2 Regional Director Board Representative: Represent her region (Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas) at all board meetings and for the Council. Attend and provide assistance during NCSM events in the region, support local affiliates and conferences, and offer local assistance, support, and publicity within the region.
Secondary and postsecondary mathematics alignment at scale—It's a big job and someone has to do it! Presented at the 2020 NCSM Virtual Conference (March 2020).
Identify, acknowledge, and overcome inequities in your school system. Presented at the ASCD Empower annual conference, Dallas, TX, (February 2020).
Creating a common and actionable mathematics vision. Presented at the Learning Forward annual conference, St Louis, MO (December 2019).
Innovation configuration maps and other practical measures. Presented at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Network for School Improvement Community of Practice convening, Dallas, TX (October 2019).
Modernize the mathematics transition from high school to college. Presented at the Conference for the Advancement of Mathematics Teachers (CAMT), San Antonio, TX (July 2019).
Leading for the standards and key shifts: Understanding your instructional coaching program. Presented at the Learning Forward annual conference, Dallas, TX, (December 2018).
Creating a common and actionable mathematics vision. Presented at the Learning Forward annual conference, Dallas, TX, (December 2018).
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
NCSM: Leadership in Mathematics Education
Texas Association of Supervisors of Mathematics