Katrina Boone is a senior associate partner with Bellwether in the Policy and Evaluation practice area. She specializes in program evaluation, evaluation capacity building, and foundation advising. She has a history of facilitating organizational development of evaluation processes and data-informed continuous improvement. Katrina is committed to the principles of equitable evaluation and her work often leverages participatory methodology and assets-based approaches. Currently, Katrina supports several education organizations as they seek to better tell the stories of their impact.
Katrina began her career as a high school English teacher in Kentucky, where she taught in urban, rural, and suburban schools. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English, a master’s degree in teaching, and an advanced graduate certificate in research methods in education policy and evaluation.
Why I do this work:
My childhood was peppered with adverse experiences, and when I look back, I see that my path to college and a successful career was far narrower than I knew. I was lucky to attend schools where I thrived academically. But my success has depended almost entirely on luck. Luck is far too central to success in America, and I’m committed to changing that as much as I can.
Experience at Bellwether:
Program Evaluation/Evaluation Capacity-Building; Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis; Survey Research; Data Collection and Analysis; Policy Research and Analysis; Writing; Research
Client segments served:
K-12 Schools; State Education Agencies; Foundations and Grantees; Nonprofit Organizations; Advocacy Groups
Walton Family Foundation, Barr Foundation, RE-Center Race & Equity in Education, 100Kin10, National Indian Education Association