Katie Jaron

Managing Director of District Support

With 15 years of experience working in education in Texas, Washington D.C., and Louisiana, Katie Jaron joined The Holdsworth Center to work alongside educators across Texas who are committed to ensuring all students succeed.

Katie began her work in education as a teacher in the Houston Independent School District. Later, she coached beginning teachers and served as a dean of instruction. Katie has held several leadership roles at Teach For America, including senior managing director on the national teacher support and development team, working with regions and program teams across the country. She also served as vice president of teacher leadership development in Houston, where she led a team that trained and coached around 400 teachers each year and led a redesign of the program model.

Most recently, Katie served as deputy chief of staff for the Recovery School District in New Orleans, where she helped establish a pilot program of in-school behavioral health clinics.

Katie holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia and master’s degree in educational leadership and policy studies from the University of Texas at Arlington.