Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Kathryn Pate
Kathryn Pate is excited to begin her journey at N.W. Harllee Early Childhood Center as a second-grade teacher. Prior to pursuing her passion for teaching, Mrs. Pate served as the Education Communications Manager at The Commit Partnership, an education nonprofit focused on ensuring that all Dallas-Fort Worth students receive an excellent and equitable education. During this time, Mrs. Pate led the North Texas Teacher Council, a diverse body of 30 passionate educators who provide critical input to the strategies of Commit.
While obtaining her Master’s in Educational Policy and Leadership, Mrs. Pate worked in the Education Policy and Leadership department at Southern Methodist University (SMU). While at SMU, her research focused on gender and education. Before pursuing her master’s degree, Mrs. Pate worked in the Communications field in Austin.
Mrs. Pate was born and raised in Austin, Texas and graduated from Trinity University with a B.A. in Communication. She earned her M.Ed. in Educational Policy and Leadership from Southern Methodist University.