Education Policy Analyst
Kate Pennington is a Policy Analyst on the Education Policy team at American Progress. Prior to joining American Progress, Kate worked as a policy analyst at the education policy nonprofit Colorado Succeeds, where her work focused on early literacy, teacher preparation, licensure and certification, and pension reform. Previously, Kate worked in the Office of Colorado Sen. Mike Johnston as an Urban Leaders Policy Fellow and in the Office of School Reform and Innovation at Denver Public Schools. As a Teach For America corps member, Kate taught middle school English and Language Arts in Washington, D.C.
Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Kate holds a master’s degree from George Mason University and a bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University.