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Katie Boody Adorno

Katie Boody Adorno

CEO, Founder, LEANLAB Education
United States
A native of Kansas City and the daughter of two community organizers, Katie Boody has worked in public education in KCMO since 2008. Seemingly always involved in the "startup" phase of organizations, Katie was a charter corps member of Teach For America Kansas City, a founding member of C.A. Franklin's middle school team in Kansas City Public Schools, a founding teacher at Alta Vista Charter Middle School School, and eventually, a founder of Leanlab. Katie taught middle school math for five years and later worked as an instructional coach. She holds a B.A. in English Literature with an emphasis in dance, an M.Ed. in Middle School Education, and an Ed.S. in Education Leadership. Katie is interested in exploring the unique intersections of urban education, creativity, community building, entrepreneurship, and the hospitality of Kansas City BBQ.

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