Kaitlin Pennington is a Policy Analyst on the Education Policy team at American Progress. Her work focuses on human capital issues, specifically around teacher and principal effectiveness. Prior to joining American Progress, Kaitlin worked as a policy analyst at the education policy nonprofit Colorado Succeeds. Before that, she 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, Kaitlin taught middle school English and language arts in Washington, D.C.
Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Kaitlin holds a master’s degree from George Mason University and a bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University.