Kavita Venkatesh, Ph.D.

Director of Professional Learning and School Design

Kavita is a former classroom teacher, school administrator, and district leader from the Boston Public Schools. She received her undergraduate degree from The Ohio State University (go Bucks!) and her Masters and Ph.D. from Boston College. Her research and practice expertise is in teacher training, Universal Design for Learning, and bilingual language learners.

What is Your Favorite Place to Travel? A tiny little town in the south of France that nobody has ever heard of!

Who was Your Favorite Teacher? I have two! Naomi Horchack-Morris, my high school chemistry teacher, and Dr. Mariela Paez, my professor and advisor from my doctoral program. Both know their content exceptionally well, they know pedagogy well, and they love what they do.

What is Your Ideal Sandwich?┬áHot dog bun, tomatoes, ketchup, mustard, pepperjack cheese, potato chips. I’m a vegetarian who grew up going to a lot of barbecues!