Katherine (Katie) Smith serves a partner consultant for The Core Collaborative. She brings experience concerning social studies instruction, curriculum development, and assessment literacy. She has served as a Social Studies Department Chair, High School Curriculum Coordinator, and an Assistant Principal of Curriculum and Instruction in Chicago Public Schools.
Since 2009, Katie has worked as the Coordinator of Assessment and Research for a large suburban high-school district. She has experience designing and administering district assessments, analyzing district-wide data, and designing strategic professional learning plans to increase student achievement. In the last four years, Katie has implemented Impact Teams as a practitioner, as well as a coach. This experience is included as a case study in Learning IMPACT Teams: Building a Culture of Efficacy. Katie lives in Illinois with her husband Jim and three vivacious daughters.