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Katherine is deputy director for RGV FOCUS, leading the college readiness, access and completion work for the collective impact initiative in the Rio Grande Valley.

Prior to joining CFT in 2017, Katherine was the college and career readiness coordinator and CTE director for a small, rural district in the Rio Grande Valley. In that work, she led the dual enrollment, T-STEM, college readiness and access, and CTE programs for students in grades six through 12. Prior to that, Katherine taught Spanish and English as a second language for 10 years in Missouri and Florida.

Katherine holds a bachelor’s degree in education from Missouri State University and master’s in Spanish linguistics from The University of Texas–Pan American.

Joined CFT


Favorite Aspect of CFT

"I am proud to work at CFT because I'm able to work with so many great people — employees and partners — who care about the future success of young people and work actively, every day, to ensure students from all walks of life have access to and are prepared for a wonderful, fruitful future."

Favorite Quote

"Ma'am, I just wanted to let you know I'm graduating college next week. Thank you for believing in me."

— Juan Pachuca, a former student of mine