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Katrina Conley

Lead Consultant


Katrina Conley is a dedicated leader with over a decade of supporting charter schools, with particular expertise in strategy, operations and organizational readiness for expansion. As the former Chief Operating Officer at Citizens of the World Los Angeles, Katrina orchestrated all operational facets, including compliance reporting, financial management, human resources, and technology functions, for a growing network of diverse-by-design charter schools. Katrina held a pivotal role on the Leadership Team at KIPP SoCal Public Schools, where she served as the Director of Operations, driving operational excellence for a network of 17 schools. Prior to KIPP SoCal, Katrina joined Green Dot Public Schools as a Strategic Planning Manager, contributing to the development and execution of a national expansion plan. She later became Director of Operations, overseeing operational services and talent management of non-instructional staff across 21 schools spanning three states. Katrina’s commitment to the nonprofit sector began as an Operations Fellow at Uncommon Schools, followed by her role as a founding Director of Operations for a KIPP NYC elementary school. Her background also includes private sector expertise in private equity and investment banking. Katrina holds a B.S. in Commerce from the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce, an MBA from Harvard Business School and an M.Ed. in Educational Leadership from The Broad Center.

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