M.A. & M.Ed. - Director, Middle School Division
In her role at Geffen Academy, Kate is dedicated to building and supporting an educational infrastructure that honors the importance of the middle school experience for both students and families.
From her work with educators on program design to her partnership with our Family Engagement Co-op, Kate is committed to preserving the Middle School years as a time of discovery, guided independence, and developing a sense of self within our community. Kate joins Geffen Academy most recently from BASIS Independent Brooklyn where she served as the Middle and Upper School Director of Student Affairs. Prior to BASIS, Kate spent more than a decade working at The Beacon School, a selective New York City public high school. Kate began her career in education as a science and technology teacher before transitioning to Beacon’s administrative team and her appointment to Dean. Kate holds a B.A. in Art History from Princeton University; a Certificate in Premedical Sciences from Columbia University; an M.A. in Teaching Biology from New York University; and an M.Ed. from Teachers College, Columbia University, where she concurrently earned her New York State School Building Leader certification.