Kate is a proven leader in inclusive education with a record of improved student outcomes. As an Effectiveness Coach for SPED Strategies, Kate supports the implementation and execution of school-level inclusive education, with classrooms designed for every learner.
Prior to partnering with SPED Strategies, Kate served as the senior director of special education programs for the Tennessee Department of Education. There, she led state level initiatives designed to improve implementation of special education programming. These included initiatives aimed at improving access to general education for students with disabilities, while also improving the classroom culture and instructional design for all students.
Kate began her career as a reading specialist and special educator and has served in multiple leadership roles at the state and district level in New York and Tennessee.