Kathleen Choi

Managing Editor, District Management Journal

Through our management and educational best practices research and case studies, we seek to share actionable ideas that will drive improvements in the public education sector and help students thrive.

About Kathy

Kathleen Choi is managing editor and co-founder of District Management Group’s District Management Journal. Launched in 2009, District Management Journal (DMJ) seeks to share management and educational best practices in public education. Through thought pieces, case studies, toolkits, and interviews with education, business, and policy leaders, District Management Journal focuses on bringing actionable ideas to drive improvement in the sector.

Kathy brings a broad base of skills to her work at DMGroup. With fifteen years of experience in commercial banking and emerging markets corporate finance, Kathy brings a strong knowledge of finance and budgeting. She has also worked as a business and strategy consultant in the media sector for projects at Women.com and CNN, among others. Throughout her career, writing and communications have been central skills. She was a co-founder of The Asian American Policy Review while a graduate student at Harvard Kennedy School of Government and has been a manuscript editor for several published works. Her interest in education has roots in her first career as a child actor on Sesame Street.

Kathy holds an A.B. from Harvard College and a Master in Public Policy from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. She is a founding board member of FitMoney, a non-profit organization that provides free, Common Core-aligned financial literacy curriculum for K-12. She has served as board chair of the Edward Brooke Charter School.

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