Katey is the Associate Director for the UTeach Institute. She directs the implementation and evaluation of program initiatives to expand and strengthen secondary STEM education, supporting the national expansion of the UTeach secondary STEM teacher preparation program and UTeach networks and supports. She contributes to strategic planning and development for the Institute and manages the daily operations, grants, and contracts that support the implementation of programs and initiatives.
Katey also serves as the Southern 2 Regional Director Board Representative for NCSM: Leadership in Mathematics Education. In this role she represents her region (Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas) at all board meetings and for the Council, attends and provide assistance during NCSM events in the region, supports local affiliates and conferences, and offers local assistance, support, and publicity within the region. Katey enjoys traveling to experience new adventures and expand her perspective of the world.
When she is home, she can be found cooking and baking and often tackling big home projects. She also enjoys watching sports, particularly American and European football. Previously, Katey led the K-12 system services work at the Charles A. Dana Center for nearly a decade. She has developed and facilitated system level change innovations and professional learning for educators at the national level, with multiple states and many districts. Her prior work includes instructional leadership roles at the campus and district level, including serving five years as the mathematics coordinator for a diverse district in Texas. Katey has extensive experience in educator support and as a classroom teacher in the K–12 system and at the community college level.
Katey earned her Doctor of Philosophy degree in Educational Policy and Planning through the Educational Leadership and Policy department at the College of Education at The University of Texas at Austin. She earned her Master of Arts degree in Mathematics Education and her Bachelor of Science in Mathematics with a Teaching Option through the UTeach program at the University of Texas.