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Katey ArringtonKatey Arrington, Ph.D.

Director, Systemic Transformation


Dana Center Role

Katey leads the Dana Center's programmatic work at scale as we help systems ensure they are providing each and every student with a modern mathematics, science, and early literacy education.

Katey serves alongside the Center leadership team, focusing on the conditions of systemic change are understood, applied, and implemented across the Center's programmatic work.

Katey is the current President of NCSM: Leadership in Mathematics Education. NCSM is the premier mathematics education leadership network.

Before Joining the Dana Center

Katey served as the associate director for the UTeach Institute. She directed the implementation and evaluation of program initiatives to expand and strengthen secondary STEM education, supported the national expansion of the UTeach secondary STEM teacher preparation program and UTeach network supports.

Previously, Katey led the K–12 system services work at the Dana Center for nearly a decade. She developed and facilitated system-level change innovation and professional learning for educators at the national level, with multiple states and many districts.

Her prior work includes instructional leadership roles at the campus and district level, including serving five years as the mathematics coordinator for a diverse district in Texas. She is a former high school math teacher and community college mathematics instructor.


Ph.D., Education Policy and Planning, The University of Texas at Austin

M.A., Mathematics Education, The University of Texas at Austin

B.S., Mathematics, The University of Texas at Austin

Professional Memberships

President, NCSM: Leadership in Mathematics Education

Board Member, Conference Board of Mathematical Sciences (CBMS)