Joined August 1, 2023
Kate Greeley has over 20 years’ experience in education and professional development for youth and adults. She currently leads three of the Denver Metro Leadership Foundation programs, including the 50-year-old program Leadership Denver. She earned a Bachelor of Liberal Arts from Drake University in Des Moines, IA where she focused on broadcast journalism, and international studies. After graduation, she worked for CBS in Minneapolis, MN in their satellite division and the broadcast division for the Minnesota Twins. She also worked on two around the world voyages for Semester at Sea, a shipboard education program, focused on global comparative education. She transitioned to education in 1999 after completing a Masters of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Colorado at Denver as well as a degree in Educational Leadership. This degree would lead her to six years of teaching math in Northeast Denver, two years in Hawaii coaching math teachers for Edison Schools and being an assistant superintendent for a Charter School Network in Austin, TX. She returned to Denver to work for Denver Public Schools in 2008. Her roles have included principal at an alternative high school, assistant principal at two large urban high schools and a data specialist for both elementary and high school principals and Lead Turn around Consultant supporting district wide systems and structures. In all these roles she has worked to utilize innovative approaches to facilitate learning for students of all ages.
She is also a 2015 Leadership Denver graduate.
She served as a panelist or presenter at the following conferences: Harvard School of Education Alumni of Color Conference; From Dream to Movements, Education, Inequity and Justice (Feb. 2014) College Board; Equity and Access Forum (October 2013), The Colorado Legacy Foundation Luncheon (April 2014), Metro State University Rouge Forum: The Struggle for Social Justice Inside and Outside the Classroom (June 2014).