Katie joined ERS in 2022 as a Senior Advisor with more than 15 years' experience in law, finance, and education policy. At ERS, Katie focuses on supporting Texas school districts and providing advice and counsel on state and national education funding policy. As part of her role, she leads ERS’s Texas CFO Strategy Network, which brings together strategic finance leaders from 60 Texas districts serving nearly 1.5 million students.
Prior to joining ERS, Katie founded the School + State Finance Project, a non-profit organization focused on education funding policy that played a key role in overhauling Connecticut’s education funding formula, resulting in the state’s adoption of a transparent, adequate, equitable and predictable education funding formula for the first time in over a decade. Additionally, she has spent many years working in school districts and alongside district leaders, including as the CFO of Hartford Public Schools.
Katie has served as an advisor to organizations around the country on education finance policy, including the Urban Institute, Center for Learner Equity and Nellie Mae Education Foundation. A dynamic and sought-after speaker, she has been a keynote speaker and presenter at national conferences including the Yale School of Management Education Leadership Conference and the Future of Education Finance Summit. She is also an actively practicing attorney and a member of the bar of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and State of Connecticut.
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