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Kaitlin Pennington

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Kaitlin Pennington
Senior Analyst
Policy and Thought Leadership

Background: Kaitlin Pennington is a senior analyst with Bellwether Education Partners in the Policy and Thought Leadership practice area. Prior to joining Bellwether in 2015, Kaitlin worked as a policy analyst on the Education Policy team at the Center for American Progress where she focused on human capital issues, specifically around teacher and principal effectiveness. Before that, Kaitlin was a policy analyst at the education policy nonprofit Colorado Succeeds and an Urban Leaders Policy Fellow in the Office of Colorado Sen. Mike Johnston. As a Teach For America corps member, Kaitlin taught middle school English and language arts in Washington, D.C. Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Kaitlin holds a master’s degree from George Mason University and a bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University.

Why I do this work:  I believe in the power of an equitable education system to eradicate poverty and create a more just society.



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