Education consulting nonprofit Education Resource Strategies is excited to announce that Katie Roy is joining the organization as Senior Advisor. Katie brings more than 15 years of experience in law, policy, and organizational leadership to ERS, where she has worked with the team as a consultant over the past year.
As Senior Advisor at ERS, Katie will continue to lead the expansion of ERS's support of school districts in Texas through the ERS-Texas CFO Strategy Network and as a technical assistance provider to the Texas Education Agency’s System of Great Schools, and build the organization's expertise in state and federal education policy.
Prior to joining ERS, Katie founded the School + State Finance Project, a nonpartisan policy organization recognized for its independent analysis, and creative, thoughtful policy solutions to education funding and state finance challenges. In 2017, the School + State Finance Project played a key role in overhauling Connecticut’s education funding formula, resulting in the adoption of a transparent, adequate, equitable and predictable education funding formula for the first time in over a decade.
Additionally, Katie has significant leadership experience in the government and non-profit sectors, serving in roles including interim CFO of Hartford Public Schools and General Counsel at TSNE MissionWorks. Katie began her career as a grassroots advocate for LGBT civil rights and marriage equality. She is an alumna of Vassar College and Connecticut College, holds a J.D. and certificate in tax studies from the University of Connecticut School of Law, and is a member of the bars of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the State of Connecticut.
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