About Our Speaker
Katy Ridnouer, M.Ed. is an author, coach, and grant writer who is also the founder of VERITAS Community School, CFA, a public charter school located in Charlotte, NC.
As an educator for over 25 years and certified Ruby Payne instructor, she knows how to connect key action steps to her audience that they can implement the very next day. Through coaching, she guides educators and others to find the gold within themselves so that they will achieve their goals and lead their organizations to success.
As a grant writer, she knows how to break a big project into manageable parts and how to keep the big picture in mind while refining the essential elements. She lives to serve schools and their vision for what is possible. Her work transforms schools and boards. She has helped schools earn over $3.6M in grant awards as a writer, project manager, editor, and researcher for grant applications.
Author of two education books published by ASCD, Managing Your Classroom with Heart and Everyday Engagement, she works tirelessly to equip everyone on the school team: Students, Teachers, Staff Members, Administrators, and Parents.