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Katrina has extensive experience conducting professional development, designing curricula and developing leaders in both public and independent school settings. For example, she was asked to design and implement a program that provides acceleration and enrichment for academically talented students in Bermuda. In her most recent position as the English Language Arts Supervisor for STEM in Baltimore County, a hybrid position created to encourage literacy across content areas in preparation for the Common Core, she worked with all content areas to support the 107,000 students in the district.  She’s been fortunate to have been challenged to teach diverse groups of students: struggling readers, traditional learners, exceptionally talented students, children from affluent families and children from some of the lowest socioeconomic areas. In addition, she’s taught teacher preparation courses on the university level.

Now Katrina consults with schools, districts, teacher preparation programs, and organizations on designing new and updating existing programs. She’s a particular advocate of using effective targeted professional development that measurably changes teacher practice and improves student learning.

In addition to blogging here, Katrina writes for SmartBrief for Education and Edsurge.