Adjunct Fellow | Superintendent, Partnership Schools (212) 599-7000

Kathleen Porter-Magee

Kathleen Porter-Magee, an adjunct fellow at the Manhattan Institute, is the superintendent of Partnership Schools, a network of urban Catholic schools in Harlem, the South Bronx, and Cleveland. A two-decade champion of school choice, she has also commented on recent Supreme Court decisions that affect faith-based schools.


Before joining Partnership Schools, Kathleen served as a nationally recognized reform leader, serving in leadership positions at the College Board, at Achievement First, in the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C., and at the Thomas B. Fordham Institute. She is also a Pahara-Aspen Education Fellow and has been an education fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution.


Kathleen has a lifelong commitment to Catholic education, having been educated from Kindergarten through college in Catholic schools and having begun her career in education teaching in Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C. She is also a proud mom to three current Catholic school students.