Kathleen England, Partnership Manager
Kathleen (Kate) England is a partnership manager at Insight Education Group. In this role, she partners with clients to provide targeted support on educator effectiveness and strategic planning initiatives.
Prior to joining Insight, Kate most recently served as chief of academics, teaching and learning and student supports for the Hartford Public Schools in Hartford, Connecticut. In that role, she oversaw the Offices of Curriculum, Instruction and Media Literacy; College and Career Readiness; Culture and Climate; Data and Accountability; English Learners Services; Professional Learning; and Special Education. Her major areas of focus were leading the development and implementation of consistent, high-quality curriculum in all content areas.
Additionally, she lead the development of coherent vision and practices among the seven offices she oversaw. Of particular note were the improvements she and her team made to ensure equitable opportunities and outcomes for all learners in the district.
Kate’s first role in Hartford was as an assistant superintendent for instructional leadership developing leaders, working to improve instructional leadership capacity and student achievement at eight Hartford schools.
A passionate advocate for educational equity, Kate has had several opportunities to impact change in education. As deputy superintendent in Windham, Connecticut, she helped initiate the portfolio strategy of reform, working to improve student achievement and eliminate achievement gaps.
She also has school turnaround experience, having significantly improved achievement and closed achievement gaps as the principal of an elementary school in Manchester, Connecticut.
During her career as an educator, Kate has served as a teacher, Reading Recovery™ teacher leader, literacy consultant and policy writer for the Connecticut State Department of Education and an adjunct professor at the University of Connecticut. She has done numerous local, state and national presentations about literacy and cultural competence.
Kate holds bachelor, masters, and administration degrees from the University of Connecticut.