Kathleen Porter-Magee

Bernard Lee Schwartz Policy Fellow

Kathleen Porter-Magee is the Senior Advisor for Policy and Instruction at The College Board and a Bernard Lee Schwartz Policy Fellow at the Thomas B. Fordham Institute. Kathleen has more than 16 years of experience in education and policy, including nearly a decade working directly in schools, first as a middle and high school teacher, then as school and district-level administrator. She has twice worked at the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, first as the associate research director  and most recently as a Senior Director, where she led the Institute’s work on standards, assessment, and curriculum.  Previously, Kathleen served as the founding director for curriculum and instruction at Achievement First, and she led teacher and principal professional development and recruitment for the 115 Archdiocese of Washington, DC Catholic Schools. She holds a B.A. from the College of the Holy Cross in Political Science and French and an M.A. in Education Policy and Leadership from the George Washington University.