Kyle manages a portfolio of DC district and charter schools, ensuring that every family in DC experiences effective family engagement throughout their children’s educational experience from Pre-K through high school and beyond, and also plays a critical role in supporting the sustainability of family engagement work in schools, with the purpose of informing the school level strategy both within and beyond Washington, DC.
Kyle yearns for a world where every person feels valued, empowered, successful and cared for. Education, she believes, is meaningful head and heart work that can help make steps toward that world. Kyle started teaching middle school English and History in Portland, OR, where her commitment to education began. When she moved to Washington, D.C. in 2009, she took on positions that lent her skills to help improve District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) and D.C. Charter Schools. She conducted qualitative school reviews for the District of Columbia Public Charter School Board and wrote curriculum for Rising Educators on equity, cultural competence, and bias. In previous roles, Kyle was a leadership coach to D.C. area teachers for Leading Educators, a school-based program manager of the Catalyst program for DCPS, and an instructional coach for Friendship Public Charter Schools. Kyle earned a M.Ed. and Administrative license from Portland State University and holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from Ohio University.
Kyle lives with her husband, two children, and dog in Washington, D.C. Connect with her on LinkedIn.
What was your favorite subject or course in school? Science. I loved the social aspect of lab work and problem solving with my peers. I loved observing and learning about interconnections of the natural world. I love the outdoors: trees, animals, mountains, oceans. My appreciation of the natural world continues to grow every time I get a deeper understanding of science.