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. In addition, she leads the Urban Mathematics Leadership Network, which brings together math leaders from large urban districts from across the country to create common solutions to common problems.
Katey leads the U.S. Department of Defense Education Activity’s System-wide PK–12 Mathematics Professional Learning Initiative, a project providing a series of aligned, coherent, and interdependent professional development sessions that build the capacity of DoDEA educators to ensure that all students graduate college and career ready in math. She also 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, Katey 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.
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
National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics (NCSM), 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.
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).
Increasing equity: Structures and strategies that promote productive conversations. Presented at the Conference for the Advancement of Mathematics Teachers, Houston, TX (July 2018).
Engaging students takes practice(s)! Presented at the Innov8 Conference, Las Vegas, NV (November 2017).
Breaking barriers: Redefining college readiness. Presented at the Innov8 Conference, Las Vegas, NV (November 2017)
Promoting mathematical communication in assignments. Presented at the Equity in Motion Practitioner Convening by The Education Trust, New Orleans, LA (July 2017)
Our continuing elementary mission. Presented at the preconference for NCSM, Fort Worth, TX (July 2017).
What story does it tell? Building understanding of rates of change. Presented at the preconference for NCSM, Fort Worth, TX (July 2017).
Fostering effective teaching and leading: How to achieve your mathematics vision. Presented at the preconference for NCSM, San Antonio, TX (April 2017).
National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Texas Council of Teachers of Mathematics