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Katie Severn

Senior Advisor

Katie Severn joined DC Prep in 2007. Before becoming Senior Advisor to DC Prep’s Executive Team in 2023, she served as the President and Chief Academic Officer, working with the principals at all DC Prep campuses to ensure alignment among schools and the highest academic quality across the organization. From 2008 to 2011, Katie served as Principal of DC Prep’s award-winning Edgewood Middle Campus. Previously, she worked at SEED Public Charter School, where she served as Principal, Assistant Principal, and Special Education Coordinator. She began her career as an English teacher in Namibia with the Center for Global Education. Upon her return to the United States, Katie joined Teach For America in Houston where she was recognized as both the New Teacher of the Year and the Special Education Teacher of the Year. She is a graduate of New Leaders and holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Grinnell College and master’s degrees in special education and educational administration.