Katie Boody Adorno

Katie Boody Adorno

Founder & CEO of LEANLAB Education

Brief Biography

A native of Kansas City and the daughter of two community organizers, Katie Boody Adorno has worked in public education in Kansas City, Mo., since 2008. Seemingly always involved in the startup phase of organizations, Katie was a charter corps member of Teach For America Kansas City, a founding member of C.A. Franklin's middle school team in Kansas City Public Schools, a founding teacher at Alta Vista Charter Middle School School and eventually, a founder of LEANLAB.

Katie taught middle school math for five years and later worked as an instructional coach. Katie has been recognized as a 2017 NextGen Leader, Techweek 100 (2015 & 2017), Leadership for Educational Equity Public Leadership Fellow and is the Chair of the Board of Directors for the Kansas City Teacher Residency.

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