Kathy Trogolo is an experienced collaborative school leader and consultant. She takes a needs analysis and systems thinking approach to educational problems - both at a personal level with individual students and families and with schools to move forward with mission-aligned projects.  Kathy has extensive classroom experience with students and teachers as a technology specialist and administrator in public and private schools.  She has also served as the admissions and marketing director in two Boston-area independent schools.  As a founding board member of the Tremont School in Weston, MA, Kathy collaborated with a wide range of professionals and families to establish a new progressive school focused on student ownership of learning through an engaging individualized curriculum in an environment that celebrates academic, social and emotional growth. From the strategic board role, she transitioned to an operational role and went on as the Assistant Head of School to establish systems, procedures, policies and culture that embodied the core values of the Tremont community and brought stability to the early years of this innovative school model.

Kathy holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Cornell University and a Master of Arts degree in Educational Technology Leadership from The George Washington University.  She has completed Tier 2 training in Collaborative Problem Solving with Massachusetts General Hospital and has participated in ongoing professional development through the Association of Independent Schools of New England (AISNE), the Association of Independent School Admission Professionals (AISAP), Independent School Management (ISM), and the National Business Officers Association (NBOA).  She is active in the Gifted and Talented community, and has been an advocate on Capitol Hill for federal policies to address opportunities for highly talented youth, particularly those of underserved populations.