This toolkit, along with an accompanying workbook and slide deck, is intended to help district and school leaders investigate and reflect on the extent to which coherence is present in their instructional systems.
Mar 30, 2023
Kate Kennedy (she/her) is an associate policy researcher at RAND and a professor of policy analysis at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. Kennedy is a K–12 education policy and leadership scholar, with expertise in organizational behavior, social-emotional well-being, school districts, and instruction and assessment. Kennedy uses qualitative methods to examine pressing education issues related to equity, politics, and change. Most recently, Kennedy was a researcher at the University of Southern California in Urban Education Policy. Prior to that, she was a middle school teacher in the Los Angeles Unified and Worthington City School Districts.
Kennedy, K., "Centering Equity and Caring in Leadership for Social-Emotional Learning: Toward a Conceptual Framework for Diverse Learners," Journal of School Leadership, 29(6), 2019
Kennedy, K. & Walls, J., "How district leaders create caring organizations," Phi Delta Kappan, 103(5), 2022
Bridgeforth, J., Kennedy, K., Alonso, J., Enoch-Stevens, T., "Conceptions of Choice, Equity, & Rurality in Educational Research," The Rural Educator, 42(2), 2021
Marsh, J. & Kennedy, K., "Possibilities and Challenges: Conditions Shaping Educators’ Use of Social–Emotional Learning Indicators," Teachers College Record, 122(14), 2020