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About Kathleen Budge, Ed.D.

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 and Chair of the Curriculum, Instruction, and Foundational Studies Department at Boise State University. She has conducted numerous presentations at international, national, and state conferences and served as guest speaker for webinars, podcasts, and symposiums related to the topic of poverty and the “whole child.” She is also co-author (with William Parrett) of the award-winning book Turning High-Poverty Schools into High-Performing Schoolsthe video series, Disrupting Poverty in Elementary and Secondary Classrooms, and the best selling book Disrupting Poverty: Five Powerful Classroom Practices.

Show Highlights

  • Harmful myths that we tend to have about students living in poverty
  • Facts about children living in poverty and how educators can use this knowledge in their classrooms
  • Educators who grew up in poverty
  • Five powerful classroom practices that exist in successful high-poverty schools

Connect with Kathleen

Twitter: @kathleenbudge

Email: [email protected]

Additional Resources

Disrupting Poverty: Five Powerful Classroom Practices

Turning High-Poverty Schools into High-Performing Schools

Connect with me on Twitter @sheldoneakins

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