DC Regional Coordinator
Director of Professional Learning
Katie began her career as a middle and high school English teacher in traditional and charter schools. She was introduced to Montessori while working at the South Carolina Department of Education. Katie went on to earn her PhD in urban education at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where she studied outcomes for African American students in public Montessori schools.
- Brown, K. E., & Lewis, C. W. (2017). A comparison of reading and math achievement for African American third grade students in Montessori and other magnet schools. Journal of Negro Education, 86(4), 439-448.
- Debs, M, & Brown, K. E. (2017). Students of color and public Montessori schools: A review of the literature. Journal of Montessori Research, 3(1), 1-15.
- Brown, K. E., & Steele, A. S. L. (2015). Racial discipline disproportionality in Montessori and traditional schools: A comparative study using the Relative Rate Index. Journal of Montessori Research, 1(1), 14-27.
- Brown, K. (2016, March). Reading and math achievement for third grade African American students in public Montessori schools. Poster presented at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Montessori Society. Chicago, IL.
- Cossentino, J., & Brown, K. E. (2015). Assessing creativity and critical thinking in schools: Montessori as a holistic intervention Association Montessori Internationale Journal, 2014-2015, 229-232.
- Brown, K. E. (2015). Montessori programs in urban schools: Policy and possibilities.Charlotte, NC: The Urban Education Collaborative Research Clearinghouse.
- Brown, K. (2014). Montessori: An early childhood education model for urban schools. Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Urban Education (pp. 92-96). (Link to attached file, “ICUE Conference Proceedings”)