Kristyn Klei Borrero Ed.D

Dr. Kristyn Klei Borrero is recognized as a leading national expert in culturally relevant pedagogy, educator professional development, and leadership coaching. Her work in the area of coaching for empowered/asset-based mindsets has transformed the careers of thousands of educators. Kristyn co-founded CT3 in 2009 after having led the research and development of No-Nonsense Nurturer and Real Time Teacher Coaching, widely recognized as two of the most innovative and transformative professional development models in education today. As the CEO of CT3 for more than a decade, Kristyn built a best-in-class team of educators and operations specialists to set CT3 apart from all other professional development organizations.

For the last 25 years, Kristyn has committed herself to improving the education of students in traditionally disenfranchised schools as a classroom teacher, principal, area superintendent, and founder of CT3. Prior to founding CT3, Kristyn proved herself to be an accomplished educational leader and coach who has an unparalleled ability to make a profound difference in the professional lives of educators. As an educational leader, Kristyn spent more than a decade leading turnaround initiatives for underperforming schools in Oakland and East Palo Alto, California. She propelled schools under her supervision to significantly exceed all state academic benchmarks, organizational fundraising and financial goals, teacher retention rates, and family and student satisfaction ratings.

Kristyn’s first book, Every Student, Every Day: A No-Nonsense Nurturer Approach to Reaching All Learners, is available to order. Kristyn has been featured in Education Week TeacherReader’s DigestIdeaMenschThe Ed PodcastStartEdUpLeader of LearningReframe, and Ellevate (episode #219) podcasts. She is also a noted contributor to national education blogs, trade journals, and news media.

Kristyn holds a doctorate in education leadership from the University of California, Berkeley, and enjoys cooking and traveling to “big wave” surf spots with her husband.

Kristyn is available for speaking engagements, panel discussions, keynote addresses, and strategic planning/partnership support. Click here to inquire.