A Message from Our President and CEO

Dear Educators, Partners, and Friends of Battelle for Kids,

Thank you for your gracious and warm welcome! I am excited about joining this great organization. I have long appreciated and valued the work of Battelle for Kids and look forward to building on that history to advance equity and opportunity for all students. My first month has been a busy and productive one. I’ve enjoyed meeting with many of you to learn about some of the most pressing challenges and opportunities you are facing and how Battelle for Kids might best support the needs of educators and school systems.

At a time of historic transition in education, Battelle for Kids is committed to partnering with school systems to solve problems, develop and pilot big ideas that we know will make a difference for students, and deliver resources and support every step of the way.

We’re interested in hearing what that means for you. What are your biggest challenges? How might we help you? I invite you to share your insights at bfk.me/Insights about the best ways we can partner with you to create and sustain high-quality educational systems.

The work of educators and school systems has never been more important. We look forward to working with you to accelerate learning for all children to ensure they are prepared for success in whatever path they choose beyond high school.

Karen K. Garza, Ph.D.
President and CEO