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Katherine Casey


Katherine Casey is Founder and Principal of imaginEDU, an independent organization focused on innovation, personalized and competency-based school design and research and development. Katherine was a founding Director of the Imaginarium Innovation Lab in Denver Public Schools, supporting a portfolio of almost 30 schools across Denver and spearheading the Lab’s research and development activity. Katherine was a founding design team member at the Denver School of Innovation and Sustainable Design, Denver’s first competency-based high school. Prior to her time in Denver, Katherine worked in leadership development, philanthropy, public affairs and higher education. She received her BA from Stanford University and her Doctorate in Education Leadership from Harvard University. Her dissertation, titled “Innovation and Inclusion by Design; Re-imagining Learning, Remembering Brown,” explored the intersection of school design and integration in Denver.