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KATIE THAEDER

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

Katie oversees internal operations at Kitamba. She previously worked as Director of Operations at Leadership Prep Canarsie Middle Academy in Brooklyn, New York. In this role, Katie served as a co-leader of the charter school, with responsibilities including finance, data management, human resources, technology, facilities management and school culture. Katie began her career in the charter school accountability office for Chicago Public Schools and was as an Education Pioneer at the Academy for Urban School Leadership. She also brings experience as a consultant with Spencer Stuart, a search and leadership consulting firm. Katie earned her B.A. in History from Princeton University and her M.B.A. from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. She is passionate about her work at Kitamba because she believes every child deserves a seat at the table.