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Kathleen is the superintendent of the Partnership Schools, a pioneering network of urban Catholic schools in Harlem and the South Bronx that is working to build economically sustainable, operationally efficient, and academically excellent parochial schools. She is also a Bernard Lee Schwartz Policy Fellow at the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, an education think tank in Washington, D.C. Before joining the Partnership, Kathleen's work straddled both policy and practice. She served as the senior advisor for policy and instruction at the College Board and as the senior director for standards and accountability at the Thomas B. Fordham Institute. She was also the founding director of curriculum and professional development at Achievement First, and the director of teacher and principal professional development and recruitment for the 115 Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C. Kathleen began her career as a classroom teacher, and she earned her BA from the College of the Holy Cross and her MA in Education Policy and Leadership from the George Washington University. Most importantly, Kathleen is a proud mom to three beautiful self-proclaimed superheroes. She is a Fellow of the 14th class of the Pahara-Aspen Education Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.