Kathleen Brautigam

A general consultant at Metiri Group. Her work is dedicated to integrating current and emerging technologies at the district, regional and state levels in support of P-12 instruction, communication, administration and strategic planning for over 40 years. Kathleen is the former Director of the Bureau of Educational Technology of the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education for the Pennsylvania Department of Education. As Bureau Director, Kathleen researched, designed and implemented model educational technology systems across multiple, statewide enterprise initiatives. These programs include the development and implementation of Pennsylvania’s collection of longitudinal data with automated integration to the first online strategic planning and reporting tool; the Pennsylvania Secure Student Identifier used in local, state, and federal longitudinal data reporting; multiple technology integration coaching and instructional mentoring programs; and the design and implementation of the model, 60 million dollar education broadband competitive grant initiative-Act 183 E-Fund. Through the E-Fund initiative, modeled after Kathleen’s work at Capital Area Intermediate Unit, Pennsylvania’s k-12 and higher education entities, and regional education service agencies formed a statewide, broadband educational network of affordable and reliable connectivity, technical support, professional development and e-learning resources to support current and future Pennsylvania educational initiatives. Kathleen is currently a consultant focusing on educational policy, planning, and practice. She serves on regional, state, and national advisories as a strategist and advocate for innovative 21st Century leadership, teaching and learning. Kathleen received a B. S. in Education from the College of New Jersey and a M.S. in Instructional Technology from Bloomsburg University. She was a K-12 classroom instructor, and a Director of Educational Technology at the district and regional levels in Pennsylvania. Kathleen has served as adjunct graduate level faculty for technology integration and strategic planning at Bloomsburg University, Duquesne University, and Millersville University.