Kate Phillipo



Kate is an associate professor (and, currently, program chairperson) at Loyola University Chicago's Cultural and Educational Policy Studies program. Her research and teaching practice focuses on contemporary education policy, particularly educator, student and parent understanding and experience of educational policy, and  organizational, professional, socio-cultural, political and demographic influences on policy formation and implementation. Issues of equity and social justice are central to her work.  She earned her doctorate at Stanford University's Graduate School of Education (2009). 

Before her academic career, she worked as a community-based social worker, school social worker, and school reform practitioner, first in the Chicago area and then in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has lived in Park City since July 2015.  Kate and her husband are the proud parents of an 11 year old PCSD student who is active in his school's band and debate programs.  She holds a third-degree black belt in the World Seido Karate Organization, where she taught karate for 4 years prior to moving to Park City. 

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