Katie Jaron

Managing DirectorDistrict Programs & Alumni


Portait photo of Katie Jaron, Managing Director

With 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. Katie also 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.

She joined The Holdsworth Center in 2017 as a District Support Team Lead and worked to support several districts in our first cohort in Dallas and San Antonio.

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.

She loves yoga, cooking, exploring Austin, and has a life goal of hiking in every major national park in the U.S.