Keith Catone

Keith Catone

Executive Director Center for Youth & Community Leadership in Education

Keith Catone is executive director of the Center for Youth and Community Leadership in Education (CYCLE) at Roger Williams University. Previously, he served as Associate Director for Community Organizing and Engagement at the Annenberg Institute for School Reform and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Education at Brown University. He was the project director for the Youth 4 Change Alliance in Providence, RI and co-founded the New York Collective of Radical Educators, a citywide grassroots teacher activist group, while teaching high school social studies in the Bronx. Keith serves on the board of directors for the Education for Liberation Network and has authored numerous research and opinion pieces. His first book, The Pedagogy of Teacher Activism: Portraits of Four Teachers for Justice, explores connections between pedagogical purpose, power, and possibility in the context of working with teachers, youth, families, and communities to change the world. Keith is a member of the Catalyst:Ed DEI Expert Hub and holds degrees in public policy (AB; Brown University) and education (EdM, EdD; Harvard University). Aside from educational justice, the things he loves most in life are his son, partner, kitchens, and karaoke.

Keywords: Racial justice, Public education, Teacher workforce, School funding, Culturally Responsive/Relevant Education