Dr. Kathryn Page was born and raised in Washington and has served as a teacher, school principal, special education director, and as a district level supervisor of building leaders. She currently serves Washington’s Office of System and School Improvement (OSSI) assisting school districts with their continuous improvement efforts. Kathryn’s service as a university supervisor at Gonzaga University, and as a mentor for new administrators through the Association of Washington School Principals (AWSP), has only reinforced her belief in the critically important role of a building administrator’s impact on both the climate and culture of a school community.
Dr. Page received her BA from Central Washington University in Special Education and Elementary Education and completed her MA at Whitworth University in Educational Administration. Her doctoral work in Educational Leadership at Gonzaga University led her to examine the evidence-based strategies necessary to surface the barriers to school improvement efforts.
Kathryn has been a presenter on various topics for the state department of education, educational service districts, school systems, and at the university level. In 2019 and 2022 she was a presenter for the Annual Washington State Becca Conference on strategies to address chronic absenteeism and surface barriers to continuous improvement efforts. Most recently, Dr. Page had a guide published by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction in Washington that addresses the power of Voice Circles to reveal the roadmap for improvement. Her work represents 25 + years of experience as a teacher and as an administrator engaging those who have not had a voice in the educational system. She continues the work fueled by an unwavering belief that…VOICE MATTERS.