May 20, 2022

Episode 113: Get Badged! Ignite Your District's Professional Development


Katie serves as the Director for Curriculum & Technology Integration at Forward Edge in Cincinnati, Ohio, working closely with district leaders to help them identify the needs of their staff, plan professional development (PD) for educators, and implement the PD with staff.   

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Katie Ritter

Chief Learning Officer at Forward Edge

Dr. Katie Ritter is the Chief Learning Officer at Forward Edge in Cincinnati, Ohio. Prior to becoming the CLO she served as the Director for Curriculum & Technology Integration at Forward Edge, working closely with district leaders to help them identify needs of their staff, plan PD and implement the PD. Katie oversees the team of 15+ instructional technology coaches, is responsible for growth and development of the department, and also is the creator and oversees Edge•U Badges.

Before joining Forward Edge in 2015, she worked in adult education, supervised students in an alternative school, taught computer science, and was an instructional technology coach at both the building and K-12 district levels.

Katie finished her Doctor of Education in Leadership & Learning in Organizations from Vanderbilt University in December 2021, where her research focused on instructional coaching in K-12 schools.

She served on the leadership team for the EdTech Coaches Network of ISTE from 2015-2020, was a Future Ready Schools Instructional Coaches Thought Leader from 2017-2020, is a cohost of the Restart Recharge Podcast for instructional coaches, and is a Google Certified Innovator, Coach, and Trainer. Through her Innovator project, she developed Classroom Bridges, a site to connect educators to other educators around the world to develop global collaboration experiences for students.

Katie is driven to empower others to realize their full potential so that they can make a positive difference on those around them! For contact information, please visit http://linktr.ee/katiemritter.