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 The Lean Lab. Katie taught middle school math for five years and later worked as an Instructional Coach. Katie holds a B.A. in English Literature with an emphasis in dance, a M.Ed. in Middle School Education, and an Ed.S. in Education Leadership.