Kait Ogden

Educational Leadership & Policy

Ph.D. in Education Leadership and Policy, University of Texas at Austin, expected 2024
M.S. in Education-English as a Second Language, Upper Iowa University, 2016
B.A. in Mathematics-Secondary Teaching, University of Northern Iowa, 2012

Email: kait.ogden@utexas.edu
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Kait Ogden is a second year doctoral student in the Educational Policy and Planning Program at UT Austin. She is interested in understanding how organizational design and structures inhibit or embolden BIPOC leaders from enacting agency in regards to equity work in schools.

As a graduate research assistant, Kait is currently working with Dr. Sarah Woulfin on a research project that examines how principals are creating conditions to implement quality reading and special education instruction in response to the pandemic. Additionally, she has worked as an assistant on other projects for Dr. Sarah Powell and Dr. Huriya Jabbar.

Kait’s professional experiences include working as a math, science, and English teacher for newly arrived Emergent Bilinguals in Iowa. Deeply committed to equity and justice in education, she has assisted in leadership roles by providing programming and opportunities for marginalized students and their families. Additionally, Kait was a teacher-researcher who assisted in research design and manuscript writing for a project through Iowa State University that focused on mathematical modeling for Emergent Bilinguals. She continues to engage in activism and was recently a member of the Iowa State Board of Education’s equity committee, which aims to restructure the cultural competency standards for teacher, administrator, and educational staff preparation programs.

She is originally from Iowa, and she received her bachelor's degree in mathematics from University of Northern Iowa, with an emphasis in secondary teaching. She completed her master's in Education at Upper Iowa University with a focus on English as a Second Language.