Kathleen K.

Kathleen Kennedy is a lecturer at the Johns Hopkins University School of Education and an instructional coach with Urban Teachers in Washington, D.C. She instructs new teachers in early reading and literacy and coaches early childhood, elementary and special education teachers. She holds a masters in early childhood education from Lesley University in Cambridge, Mass. Previously, she spent eight years at Two Rivers Public Charter School in Washington, D.C. as a lead teacher in the kindergarten-first grade loop and, later, a teacher leader. She prizes student engagement and guides new teachers to ignite a love of learning in their students. She believes teachers should engage students intellectually and lead them to be invested in their education.

Education
• Lesley University, M.Ed. Early Childhood Education, Certification in Early Childhood Education, 2006
• Pennsylvania State University, B.S. Counselor Education, 2001

Academic positions
• Lecturer, Johns Hopkins University, 2016-present
• Instructional coach, Urban Teachers, Washington DC, 2014-present
• Adjunct Professor, Lesley University, 2014-2016

Other professional positions
• Teacher leader, Two Rivers Public Charter School, 2009-2014
• Lead teacher, Kindergarten-First grade, Two Rivers Public Charter School, 2006-2014

Teaching experience
Early and Emergent Reading, Leveled Literacy Intervention Practicum

Research, Publications, Presentations
• Crain de Galarce, P.& Kennedy, K (2016) More than Pretty Pictures. Educational Leadership, Volume 73(7). Retrieved from http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational-leadership/apr16/vol73/num07/abstract.aspx#More_than_Pretty_Pictures
• “Thinking at the Heart of Early Childhood Education” Expeditionary Learning National Conference, Baltimore, MD
• “Creating a Culture of Grappling.” Expeditionary Learning Site Seminars, Two Rivers Public Charter School, Washington DC

Service
• Peace Corps, Zambia, 2002-2004