Katie Grassa | Principal, Curley K-8 School
Katie Grassa is in her second year as principal of the Curley K-8 School in Jamaica Plain. She is working to develop teacher leadership and to reset expectations for teaching and learning as well as school climate. She previously worked as an administrator at the Dever-McCormack K-8 School where she concentrated on turnaround initiatives such as extended learning time and early warning indicators. She began her teaching career in Boston at the Richard J. Murphy K-8 School in Dorchester where she served as a teacher leader. Katie attended the University of Massachusetts Amherst where she earned a BS in Elementary Education and received the Dean’s Recognition Award for the School of Education. She explored leadership on a broader level first with a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus on literacy from Lesley University, then as a Conant Fellow at the Harvard Graduate School of Education where she earned a Master of Education in School Leadership. Katie Grassa is a lifelong resident of Dorchester and graduate of Boston Public Schools.