The Broad Residency 2018-2020
Growing up, I was lucky enough to have individuals in my life who recognized my potential and connected me to meaningful educational experiences that positively impacted the trajectory of my life. As a daughter of immigrants and first-generation college student, I know gaining access to opportunities and resources can prove challenging. My goal is to change the game for students from historically marginalized groups in hopes that they, too, can reach their full potential.
Kathleen Villavicencio is a specialist at The School District of Palm Beach County, where she manages special projects related to the district’s five-year strategic plan. Prior to joining The Broad Residency, Kathleen was a director at Miami Dade College responsible for the implementation of a grant designed to strengthen existing career pathway programs. Before that, she spent almost five years as an operations manager for TNTP, where she supported the adoption of science instructional materials in several Florida school districts. A former public-school teacher in New York City, her previous work experience also includes programmatic-focused roles at The Children’s Trust and the United Way of Miami-Dade. Kathleen earned a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences from Cornell University, a master’s degree in teaching from Pace University and a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from the University of Texas.
- B.A., Cornell University, Biological Sciences
- M.S., Pace University, Teachers
- M.A., University of Texas, Austin, Science Education
- Resident Functional Area
- General Management/Strategy
- Resident Organization
- The School District of Palm Beach County
- Resident Title
- Previous Functional Area
- Previous Organization
- The New Teacher Project