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Katie Rockman


Katie joined Isaacson, Miller in 2012 and has served a variety of clients in the education sector, both K-12 organizations and colleges and universities, as well as several philanthropic organizations. She has conducted numerous higher education presidential searches, including placements at New York University, Central European University, The Juilliard School, and EARTH University. Her deep experience across our firm’s K-12 work includes searches for heads of independent schools, foundation program directors and officers, and executive directors of state education departments and a charter association. Katie's prior work in education gives her first-hand knowledge of successful academic leadership. Before joining our firm, she was a member of the Office of External Relations at the MIT Sloan School of Management, where she helped create content and develop stewardship programs for the school's donor community. Earlier in her career, she worked for an educational recruiting company that specializes in placing K-12 teachers and administrators at independent schools across the country. In all of her work, Katie brings a strong and consistent commitment to diversifying the leadership of the civic sector. Repeat clients, such as the Carnegie Corporation of New York and the Hewlett Foundation, speak to her strength in building real and lasting partnerships.




  • BA, Yale University
  • EdM, Harvard Graduate School of Education