Kathleen Porter-Magee
Bernard Lee Schwartz Policy Fellow


  • Assessment
  • Curriculum and instruction
  • Educational standards

Kathleen Porter-Magee is the superintendent and chief academic officer of the Partnership Schools, a school management organization that runs a network of urban Catholic schools in Harlem and the South Bronx, and a Bernard Lee Schwartz policy fellow at the Thomas B. Fordham Institute. Before joining the Partnership, Porter-Magee served as the senior advisor for policy and instruction at the College Board, as the director of curriculum and professional development at Achievement First, and the director of teacher and principal professional development and recruitment for the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C. Porter-Magee began her career as a classroom teacher at both the middle and high school levels. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the College of the Holy Cross and her master’s in education policy and leadership from The George Washington University.