Welcome to another ETalk, where we introduce an amazing person at Elevate K-12 involved in revolutionizing education through high-quality live online instruction inside schools!
Name: Katie P.
Location: Chicago, IL
Experience With Elevate K-12: 1 year
Current Role: Manager of Educational Partnerships
What excites you most about working at Elevate K-12?
It is exciting to be in an environment where everyone is so passionate about education and the success of students. It is also exciting to work for a company that is constantly innovating in order to give students and schools the best experience possible.
What do you enjoy most about our culture?
I enjoy that our culture promotes “hustle.” Everyone at Elevate works extremely hard, which pushes and motivates me to constantly improve my own practice.
Elevate K-12’s mission is to bring high-quality instruction to all students, no matter their zip code. What do you like most about impacting students in this way?
Having worked in a low-income school in Chicago prior to joining Elevate, I was exposed first hand to the inequities within our education system. To address this issue, I love that Elevate makes high-quality instruction accessible to all and really makes at-risk students feel special through connecting with their respective instructors.
Describe your best moment at Elevate K-12. Be specific!
My best Elevate K-12 moment was when a CPS Principal called me an “angel” for working so hard to make sure that her students are set up for success and that they are maximizing their instructional time on our program.
Tell us a little more about who you are–what do you like to do?
I am a group fitness junkie! I take a variety of classes every week ranging from boxing, to barre, to cycling, and even jump roping. Growing up, I have always been an avid dancer. Since kindergarten, I have danced ballet, tap, hip-hop, jazz and in college, I took up ballroom dancing. When I was a teacher, I choreographed our staff talent show. The video went “viral” around the school and community!
Thanks, Katie P.!