Kathryn Torres

Kathryn works on projects focused on issues such as school and systems improvement, collective impact, data and evidence use in decision making, English learners and immigrant students, equitable parent-school-community engagement, and instructional leadership. Her evaluation and research skills focus on using mixed methods, including research design, instrument development, observations, interviews, document reviews, qualitative and quantitative data analysis, report writing, and presentation of findings. Kathryn earned an Ed.M. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a Ph.D. in Educational Policy, Organizations, and Leadership at the University of Washington.

Kathryn is a member of the Preschool for All Advisory Committee, which provides guidance and feedback on the initiative’s implementation. The committee’s duties include reviewing program expenditures, advising evaluation efforts, and reviewing data and making policy recommendations to the Department of County Human Services. It is committed to building an early learning system based on racial justice and equity. Seventy-three percent of the group identifies as a Black, Indigenous, or a person of color (BIPOC), with members representing every geographic quadrant of Multnomah County as well as key roles in early childhood development and education.

“I am passionate about working with school and community leaders to create equitable outcomes in diverse school and community contexts.”

Research, Evaluation, and Analysis


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