Katie Brown

Katie Brown

Director of Research and Professional Learning


Katie manages NCMPS Professional Learning courses, trainings, and workshops, and liaises with the educational research world.

Katie holds a PhD in urban education from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where she studied outcomes for African American students in public Montessori schools. She is an adjunct faculty member at Whitworth University, where she teaches the Montessori Surround arc of graduate-level courses, and an adjunct researcher at the University of Kansas. Her recent research projects have focused on creativity, executive functions, and distance learning in Montessori schools during the COVID-19 pandemic. She also serves on the Breakthrough Montessori PCS Board of Trustees, the Laura Holland Uzzell Foundation Board of Directors, and the American Montessori Society Research Committee.

Katie has been working in Montessori since 2012, and with NCMPS since 2015. She also has the pleasure of being a Montessori parent. Katie lives in Cary, NC with her partner and two first-plane children.