Kathleen Budge

Kathleen Budge brings a blend of 26 years of practical experience as a teacher and administrator combined with more than a decade of work dedicated to bridging the gap between the university and the teaching profession. She is an associate professor of educational leadership in the Curriculum, Instruction, and Foundational Studies Department at Boise State University, where her research focuses on poverty, rural education, school improvement, and leadership development. She is the co-author (with William Parrett) of many award-winning and best-selling resources related to the topic of poverty and the “whole child.”