Now at Tipping Point Community, Kelly Bathgate was Education Sector's most recent sustainability manager. In this role she worked to identify, cultivate, and strengthen funding partnerships for the organization. Bathgate's experience in education is multi-faceted, bridging the direct-service, program administration, and research spheres. She started her career in education teaching visual and performing arts in Berkeley and East Palo Alto, California. During her tenure working in the East Palo Alto community, Bathgate directed a comprehensive arts education program, served in both teaching and administrative roles for the East Palo Alto Mural Project, and directed the International Children's Art Alliance.
In her policy work for Education Sector, she focused on the connections between schools and the multiple resources that exist in a community to improve outcomes for young people. She is currently working on a project examining shared accountability between schools and community providers.
Bathgate holds a bachelor's degree in architecture from the University of California, Berkeley, and a master's degree in education policy, organization, and leadership studies from Stanford University, where her research focused on community schools and nonprofit organizations' and foundations' roles in education reform.