Coming Home to The Partnership
December 19, 2014Our Lady Queen of Angels is thrilled to welcome the Partnership for Inner-City Education’s new Superintendent and Chief Academic Officer, Kathleen Porter-Magee. Since joining the Partnership in August, Ms. Porter-Magee has been working with Ms. Walsh, our teachers and the other network principals to bolster student achievement at all six Partnership schools.
Ms. Porter-Magee has more than 17 years of experience in education and policy. She has served as the Senior Director of Curriculum and Professional Development at Achievement First, as well as the Director of Teacher and Principal Professional Development and Recruitment for the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C. As one of the most influential voices on the Common Core State Standards, Ms. Porter-Magee continues to serve as a Bernard Lee Schwartz Policy Fellow at the Thomas B. Fordham Institute.
Though she has lived in Washington, D.C. for most of her career, the Partnership schools have a special connection for Ms. Porter-Magee. Her mother grew up in the South Bronx and attended Immaculate Conception, one of the Partnership schools. As Ms. Porter-Magee explained, “I wouldn’t be here today if it weren’t for the role Catholic education played in all our lives.”
Ms. Porter-Magee is excited for the opportunity to work with schools that are loving but also set a high bar for students in both academics and character. With her vision and determination, in partnership with principals and teachers, the schools are able to provide students with an education that enables them to achieve their dreams.
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