Kate Burch

Founding Principal
Harvest Collegiate High School

Kate came to school leadership with a decade of experience in public schools, and a lifelong love of children, ideas and learning. She has served variously as a teacher, advisor, service and college coordinator, and Professional Development Director at Humanities Preparatory Academy, which was chosen by the Gates Foundation as a National Mentor School of the Coalition of Essential Schools.

Kate grew up in NYC and graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College with a BA in History and Literature. She has lived and worked in India and France, and in 2007 was a Yale University Fulbright-Hays Scholar to Ghana, West Africa. She has a Master’s degree from Teachers College, Columbia University in International Educational Development, with a focus on Peace Education. She is passionate about bringing these experiences to bear in a shared commitment to educate the diverse students of NYC and to provide them with the powerful learning structures and opportunities they deserve to succeed.

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