Katie Hendrickson

Fellowship Placement: National Science Foundation
Cohort: 2014-2015

Dr. Katie Hendrickson taught middle school mathematics at Athens Middle School (Athens, Ohio) and Alexander Middle School (Albany, Ohio) prior to serving as an Einstein Fellow. She coached the MathCounts team, leading the Athens team to first place at the chapter competition and advancing to the state competition in 2011, 2012, and 2014. She was also an adjunct instructor at Ohio University in mathematics, methods, and education. She mentored teacher candidates, presented at regional and national education conferences, and published lessons and research in educational research and practitioner journals. She believes in empowering students to use mathematics to understand the world around them, including mathematical modeling of social justice issues.

During her Fellowship, Katie was immersed in computer science education research initiatives. She planned a workshop for 100 computer science teachers nominated for their excellence in teaching and leadership, which included a visit to the White House during Computer Science Education Week. She also assisted with the CE21 Principal Investigator and Community meeting (in which PIs shared research findings) and a site visit for the College Board Computer Science Principles Advanced Placement course and exam.

Since the Fellowship, Katie has been the Advocacy and Policy Manager at Code.org, working on computer science education policy. In 2016, she completed a doctorate in curriculum and instruction with an emphasis on mathematics education at Ohio University.