2014 Tillman Scholar

Katherine Steele

Military Spouse
The George Washington University
M.A., Education

“My goal is to design and create a replicable, standardized, and quality education system for military families.”

Katherine holds a Doctor of Education in Leadership and Learning in Organizations from Vanderbilt University, a Bachelor of Arts in Education from Seattle Pacific University and a Reading Specialist certification from the University of California. In 2014, she earned a Master of Education in Educational Leadership and Administration from George Washington University, where she was also named a 2014 Pat Tillman Scholar. As an adjunct professor she teaches Organizational Behavior to MBA Candidates. Her practice and research fields involve diversity, inclusion, organizational trust, and employee engagement.

As a PTF scholar Katherine has been a regional Captain and participated in a variety of volunteer efforts to support the organization. Katherine has presented frequently on educational disparities in public education. She has also led Executive Leadership training on various topics, including change management, conflict resolution, and diversity and inclusion.Katherine works to bring people together so that they can build trust, commit to action, and create a community of collaboration. Her passion is to help empower others by supplying them with tools, knowledge, support systems, and opportunities.

She believes that by uniting and empowering each other we can set our sights on a path where we can truly expand the impact! She works daily to help unite and empower remarkable military veterans and spouses as the next generation of public and private sector leaders committed to service beyond self.

With over 20 years of experience in leadership development Katherine has invested her career in finding ways to help others show up as leaders in their communities. Her work spans k-12 schools, higher education and corporate America, but she has recently found her home and her passion in the Pat Tillman Foundation.

Her work has her uniting and empowering military veterans and spouses with each other and networks so that they can make an impact in their communities.

Katherine joined the PTF team as the Director of Programs in May 2023