Katrina Stevens

Katrina Stevens

Summit Director at EdSurge

Baltimore, Maryland Area
Education Management

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Katrina Stevens' Summary

Ms. Stevens has extensive experience designing curricula, conducting professional development, designing, reviewing and integrating education technology, writing and managing grants, project and program management, and developing teachers and leaders in both public and independent school settings, in addition to over twenty years teaching experience. Recent clients include Baltimore County Public Schools, MSDE, Maryland Public Television, Health Teacher, MICA, Johns Hopkins University, Conceptua Math, Sylvan Learning, LearnIt Systems, and Calvert Education Services.

She also writes regularly for Edsurge, SmartBlog for Education, and for her own blog, Education Matters, and she co-founded and co-moderates #edtechchat. Katrina serves as a Startup Weekend EDU facilitator as well.

In her position as the English Language Arts Supervisor for STEM in Baltimore County, Ms. Stevens coordinated multiple curricular, professional development and implementation programs to prepare teachers and the 108,000 students in the district for the Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards. She also served on the MSDE committees to design the new Maryland curriculum framework and the Maryland STEM Standards of Practice. Prior to Baltimore County, Ms. Stevens served as Deputy Director for Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth in Bermuda where she designed and implemented an island-wide acceleration and enrichment program and laboratory school for academically talented students. Previous to CTY Bermuda, Ms. Stevens worked in independent schools as a department chair, dorm dean and teacher.

Katrina Stevens' Experience

EdSurge Summit Director


Educational Institution; 11-50 employees; E-Learning industry

January 2014Present (9 months) Baltimore, Maryland Area

Education Consultant

Tuscany Group, LLC

Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Management Consulting industry

January 2013Present (1 year 9 months) Baltimore, Maryland Area

Services include market research, designing curricula, conducting professional development, writing and managing grants, project and program management, and developing teachers and leaders in both public and independent school settings.

Recent clients: Baltimore County Public Schools, MSDE, Maryland Public Television, Health Teacher/Go Noodle, MICA, Johns Hopkins University, Sylvan Learning/Educate, LearnIt Systems, Conceptua Math, and Calvert Education Services.

Contributing Writer


Educational Institution; 11-50 employees; E-Learning industry

February 2013Present (1 year 8 months)

Online Curriculum Designer (Consultant)

Maryland Public Television

Nonprofit; 51-200 employees; Broadcast Media industry

June 2011June 2013 (2 years 1 month)

Designed transdisciplinary interactive STEM units that aligned to CCCSS and MSDE STEM Standards of Practice. Identified STEM resources from MPT inventory that aligned to CCSS literacy strands for future units.

Aligned MPT resources to new Next Generation Science Standards.

Co-Founder, Community Leader

LessonCast Learning

February 2011February 2013 (2 years 1 month) Baltimore

Lead for Teacher Preparation Programs and Teacher Member Initiatives. Co-lead for K-12 Services. Media development.

LessonCast Learning LLC provides customized professional development experiences for schools, districts, and teacher preparation programs.

ELA STEM Supervisor

Baltimore County Public Schools

Educational Institution; 10,001+ employees; Primary/Secondary Education industry

August 2009September 2012 (3 years 2 months) Baltimore, Maryland Area

Designed and oversaw district-wide implementation of literacy across the content areas and fostered transdisciplinary instruction. Provided extensive professional development on Common Core State Standards, STEM literacy, reading/writing strategies, student engagement, and gifted and talented strategies. Designed and created online professional development modules for curriculum writer training. Designed STEM brochures for parents, students, teachers and other stakeholders. MSDE RELA and STEM curriculum writer. Steering Committee for Universal Design for Learning. Chair for Gifted and Talented Common Core Committee.

Deputy Director

Center for Talented Youth Bermuda

November 2006August 2009 (2 years 10 months)

CTY Bermuda is affiliated with Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth.
Performed duties similar to a head of school or principal. Designed and oversaw CTY Bermuda major events: Opening Ceremonies, Closing Ceremonies, island-wide Talent Search, Science and Engineering Workshops, and Math Olympiad competition. Created and maintained website: www.ctybermuda.org. Created a parents association for parent education for gifted students and the creation of a volunteer corps. Fostered relationships with local businesses to encourage volunteering, donating, and program partnerships.Responsible for curriculum development and sequencing, Grades 3 through 12. Liaised with private and government schools on a regular basis, and with Johns Hopkins CTY.

CTY Specialist, CTY Bermuda Laboratory School for Public Education. Fall 2006—Fall 2007.
Designed and wrote language arts and social studies curriculum for P5 to S4 (US Grade 4 to Grade 12), including detailed lesson plans for P5 to M1 (US 4 to US 6). Coordinated the curriculum as a whole, and created interdisciplinary units.
Responsible for extensive professional development and leading teachers in the CTY gifted education model, including professional development for Ministry of Education.
Created program policies and a parent/student handbook.

Site Director

Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth

June 1995August 2008 (13 years 3 months)

Performed duties similar to a head of school. Helped add a CTY program to the CAA Thousand Oaks, CA, site. Students ranged from 5th to 10th grade. Performed duties equivalent to a dean of faculty.
With other members of a small team, developed a new site at St. Mary’s College of MD.
Responsible for supervising the academic staff and coordinating the academic program.
Fostered communication among residential, academic, and administrative staff.
Oversaw the editing of student evaluations.
Created first evaluation workshop that is now used throughout JHU-CTY.

English Department Chair

Garrison Forest School

Educational Institution; 51-200 employees; Primary/Secondary Education industry

August 2002November 2006 (4 years 4 months)

Oversaw English curriculum (4th to 12th grade) and budget. Significantly updated the curriculum.
AP English Literature and AP English Language Teacher. Created the Garrison Forest Style Guide, a handbook used throughout all disciplines. Supervised middle and upper school English Department teachers. Department chair mentor.
Dorm affiliate. Created monthly socials. Rock climbing with students. Academic Council. Co-chair of scheduling committee. Member of Critical Friends Group. Active member of Community Alliance, a cross-divisional group that examines diversity issues. Administrative Leadership Seminar for Women, October, 2005

English Teacher; Section Head; Dorm Parent

Mercersburg Academy

Educational Institution; 51-200 employees; Primary/Secondary Education industry

September 1998August 2002 (4 years)

Senior English Section Head: 2000-2002. AP English teacher.
American Studies English Section Head: 1999-2000.
Researched and created proposal for high school writing center, which is now running full time.
Scheduling committee--member of taskforce that created current schedule.
Member of counseling staff.
Member of SEED (Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity).
Assistant coach for cross country and track and field. Assisted modern dance class.

Administrative and Research Assistant

The Pew Charitable Trusts

19971998 (1 year) Greater Philadelphia Area

Designed, edited, and formatted documents for the Web. Researched current information on biomedical and philanthropy issues. Handled daily grant requests from the public. Edited grant proposals. Co-coordinated department retreat.

Educational Institution; 5001-10,000 employees; Higher Education industry

August 1992June 1997 (4 years 11 months) Greater Philadelphia Area

Provided extensive professional development for university professors. Designed and taught ongoing writing workshop for students at an urban high school. Trained and supervised both new undergraduate and graduate tutors. Hired and supervised undergraduate receptionists.
Designed writing worksheets, guides, and workshop materials.
Served on the WAC university-wide committee.

Katrina Stevens' Certifications

  • Admin 1

    • Maryland State Department of Education

Katrina Stevens' Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Volunteer Experience

    • Co-Chair, Edtechmd, Education Innovation Consortium

      Greater Baltimore Edtech Advisory Task Force
      • Education
      September 2013 present (1 year 1 month)
    • Startup Weekend Education/ UP Global Facilitator, Mentor

      Startup Weekend/UP Global
      • Education
      February 2012 present (2 years 8 months)
    • Board Member

      Code in the Schools
      • Education
      March 2014 present (7 months)
    • Board Member

      Baltimore STEM Robotics
      • Education
      January 2014 present (9 months)

Katrina Stevens' Projects

Katrina Stevens' Honors and Awards

  • Phi Beta Kapa

  • Member, Academy Council of Peers

    Academy of Education Arts and Sciences


Katrina Stevens' Publications

Katrina Stevens' Skills & Expertise

  1. Start-ups
  2. Educational Technology
  3. Education
  4. Staff Development
  5. Teaching
  6. Mentoring
  7. Coaching
  8. Administration
  9. Curriculum Development
  10. Instructional Design
  11. Classroom Instruction
  12. Curriculum Design
  13. Educational Leadership
  14. blended professional development
  15. Common Core State Standards
  16. Professional Mentoring
  17. Strategic Leadership
  18. Social Media
  19. Leadership Development
  20. Classroom
  21. Educational Consulting
  22. Blogging
  23. Workshop Facilitation
  24. K-12
  25. Student Affairs
  26. Secondary Education
  27. Public Speaking
  28. Adult Education
  29. Technology Integration
  30. E-Learning
  31. Tutoring
  32. Leadership
  33. System Administration
  34. Teacher Training
  35. Nonprofits
  36. Instructional Technology
  37. Higher Education
  38. Gifted Education
  39. Project Management
  40. Grant Writing
  41. Proposal Writing
  42. Report Writing
  43. Elementary Education
  44. Research
  45. Training
  46. Distance Learning
  47. Grants
  48. Program Management
  49. Community Outreach
  50. Program Development

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Katrina Stevens' Education

Temple University

MA, English Literature and Composition


Activities and Societies: Phi Beta Kappa

Teachers College of Columbia University

Klingenstein Summer Institute, Educational Leadership


Johns Hopkins University

Gifted and Talented

Katrina Stevens' Additional Information


education, ed-tech, curriculum development, professional development, blending learning, online learning, blogging, school and district administration, STEM, STEAM, English language arts, teaching, teacher preparation, lean startup, Startup Weekend EDU facilitator, blended professional development and I am fascinated by otters.

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