Kathryn Smith, B.S.

Kathryn Smith, B.S., is a Research Assistant at edCount, LLC. Ms. Smith provides support to associates and senior staff in the execution of project tasks, research activities, report production, and proposal development. She has aided in the data analysis and report production for a large-scale alignment evaluation in grades 3–8 mathematics for the New York State Department of Education (NYSED). Ms. Smith has assisted with practice test material development for Louisiana’s Educational Assessment Program Connect Assessment System for Students (LEAP). She has managed logistics for item writing training sessions, data review meetings, and virtual webinars for the NYSED, LEAP, and Development of the Actionable Data System Initiative projects.

Prior to joining edCount, Ms. Smith worked as a Teaching Assistant and Family Involvement Coordinator at 4Kids Early Learning Center and interned for PA Representative Frank Dermody and the Department of City Planning in Pittsburgh. Ms. Smith worked as a Program Educator for the Pittsburgh Project, aiding the operation of a progressive series of afterschool and summer programs for more than 250 urban Pittsburgh elementary school students. At John Morrow Elementary School, a part of Pittsburgh Public Schools, Ms. Smith planned and implemented lessons based on the district assigned curriculum as a Substitute Teacher. Ms. Smith earned a B.S. in Political Science and Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh.