Catherine Kelley is a strategic researcher for EAB’s K-12 partners across North America, working primarily with public school superintendents and independent school heads of school. Her research has focused on school start times, primarily around effective stakeholder and community engagement in the decision and implementation process. In the higher education space, she has explored college readiness, dual enrollment, the P-20 continuum, and rising tuition costs.
Prior to joining the Research team, Catherine worked on the Commercial team as a Senior Member Development Representative supporting EAB’s partnership growth and portfolio expansion. She also worked in legal recruiting and attorney head hunting for nearly three years before returning to her passion for education with EAB.
Outside of EAB, Catherine works part-time at Georgetown University’s recreation center. She spends her free time creative writing, practicing Japanese, hiking, kayaking, and learning how to paint with Bob Ross videos.
Catherine earned a B.A. in Educational Studies and Sociology/Anthropology from Swarthmore College, where she completed an undergraduate thesis on the consequences of zero tolerance discipline policies in U.S. public schools.
Research and Insights
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