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Katie Aholt

Chief of Staff to the Managing Director, Understood

Katie is the Chief of Staff to the Managing Director at Understood.org. Before joining Understood.org, Katie was Chief of Staff to Wendy Kopp, CEO and co-founder of Teach for All and founder of Teach for America. At Teach for All, a network of almost 50 independent partner organizations and a global organization,  Katie worked with the CEO to accelerate the network’s progress through strategic partnership, supporting her internal and external communications, and facilitating her engagement with Teach For All staff, network partners, the Board of Directors, and external constituents.

Prior to Teach For All, Katie graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Wake Forest University and began her career as an educator teaching fourth grade outside of Washington DC. She then earned a Master of Arts in International Educational Development from Teachers College, Columbia University.

A Tennessee transplant, Katie resides in Brooklyn with her partner Paul.

From the policy blog

Experts Weigh In: Lessons on Self-Advocacy & Personalized Learning

Written by NCLD Policy Team | 1 week ago

For the past year, we have been exploring how self-advocacy skills and self-determination play a role in personalized learning.  Self-advocacy skills allow students to advocate and communicate their rights and needs. Having self-advocacy skills is one thing that can lead to self-determination: an individual being empowered to actively make choices about their education and their … Continue reading Experts Weigh In: Lessons on Self-Advocacy & Personalized Learning

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