Pam Katz

Program Director



Pam serves as Program Director for the Global Learning Network, a learning community for school and district leaders whose schools participate in the PISA-based OECD Test for Schools. Prior to joining America Achieves, she worked as a researcher at a business advisory firm, providing management advice to corporate executives. In this capacity, she helped foster a network of executives, and collected and published role-specific best practices. Pam first became interested in education while teaching English overseas. In her free time, she volunteers as a reading tutor for elementary school students. Pam holds an MBA from the University of Michigan and a BA from Yale University.


What draws you to the work of America Achieves?

We need new ideas to improve education in the U.S., and I am excited to work with an organization that fosters bold new ideas. I am especially excited to work with the GLN, a network of forward-thinking education leaders who are passionate about improving school outcomes and preparing students to succeed in today’s global economy. I look forward to deepening the value of the Global Learning Network by helping educators learn from each other, and replicate successful strategies for school improvement.


What do we most need to focus on to improve the lives of America’s youth?

Every day, schools and districts around the country experiment with new ideas to help students achieve. We must do more to promote information sharing among educators, to ensure the best ideas are identified and replicated. We also must focus on measuring success, to ensure we know what works in education.