Katherine Kellett Bathgate


Katherine Kellett Bathgate has spent the last decade working at the intersection of public policy, advocacy, and communications. Supporting entreprenuers, advocates, and non-profit leaders, Katherine develops creative, multi-disciplinary campaigns to advance new ideas and models in education.

Her past experience includes leading the communications and marketing team at the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools where she was responsible for ensuring that the organization’s earned media, social media, and marketing strategies advanced the charter school movement at the state, local, and federal level. She has secured media coverage from hundreds of news outlets across the country ranging from local papers to major cable news channels.

She previously served as Deputy Press Secretary for the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce where she launched and oversaw the committee’s award-winning digital communications work to help educate the public and members of Congress of the committee’s education, labor, and healthcare priorities. 

Katherine graduated Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude from Claremont McKenna College with a degree in Philosophy and Public Affairs and currently serves on the college’s Alumni Board of Directors. She lives in Arlington, VA with her husband and son.