Kayla Patrick
P-12 Data and Policy Analyst


  • College preparation
  • College readiness
  • Advanced placement
  • Gifted education
  • Data and statistics
  • Achievement gap
  • Gender
  • Low-income students
  • Minority students
  • Academic performance

Kayla Patrick is a policy analyst on the P-12 Policy team at The Education Trust. She conducts data and policy analyses related to trends in opportunities and student outcomes with a focus on identifying and remedying disparities. Prior to joining The Education Trust, Patrick worked at the National Women’s Law Center, where she conducted research and data analysis on critical issues that impact women and girls. While there, she led a team to produce a well-publicized report, Let Her Learn: Stopping School Pushout for Girls. She also co-authored a report with 20 Black girls in Washington D.C. that outlines the harmful effects of dress codes on girls’ learning outcomes. Patrick holds a master’s degree from Teacher’s College, Columbia University in education policy, and a bachelor’s degree in political science from Wellesley College.