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Katie Delbridge

Director, ELA

Pronouns: she/her

 

Katie has always been passionate about developing worthwhile educational materials for students and teachers. In her role as Director of ELA at CSA, Katie oversees all ELA projects. From helping to determine the best-suited team for a project to supporting members of the ELA team and our larger team of contractors, Katie works hard to ensure the projects are set up well to produce high-quality content that meets the client’s needs on schedule and on budget. 

Katie’s career began in the classroom, having spent 12 years teaching Grades 1–4. In that time, Katie challenged herself to differentiate instruction to help meet the needs of all of her students. In doing so, Katie served on various district-wide committees and trainings to help promote and encourage valuable, individualized instruction. In her final year of teaching, Katie was honored to be nominated as Teacher of the Year for the state of Arizona.

Just over 10 years ago, Katie ventured into the world of educational publishing and began her accomplished tenure at a major publisher, where she was recognized for her work in designing, writing, and editing a variety of print and digital materials for students and teachers.

Katie brings her background as an educator and her experience as a member of a publishing company to CSA. 

Highlights of Katie’s career include the following: 

  • Writing, editing, and reviewing student-facing and teacher-facing content for award-winning instructional websites
  • Developing and refining editorial processes capable of scaling for large or small projects, based on client’s needs
  • Receiving CSA’s “We Care” Exemplary Values Award, 2023, reflecting her dedication to supporting CSA’s internal team and greater contractor team
  • Working with psychometricians to critically analyze existing comprehension quizzes and subsequently developing assessment guidelines that resulted in improved reliability of assessment data for teachers 
  • Designing a comprehensive literacy-focused summer school program for Grades 1–5

Katie graduated with honors from the University of Arizona with a BA in Elementary Education. She has completed multiple courses at the Stanford Graduate School of Education, including 21st-Century Teaching and Learning. She is certified in Structured English Immersion Endorsement, K–12, and Early Childhood Endorsement by the Arizona Department of Education.

Katie is an outdoor enthusiast. She is always looking for excuses to be outside! Luckily, living in southern Arizona is conducive to this lifestyle. Among other things, Katie enjoys hiking, backpacking, and camping with her family.

Contact Katie at kd********@cs****.com