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Katerina Watson

Founder and Head of School, EPIC Academy

Katerina H. Watson has worked in education for over 13 years, specializing in inquiry-based special education and therapeutic behavioral interventions. As the founder and head of school at EPIC Academy, Katerina utilizes a trauma-informed approach to create a rigorous, progressive, and therapeutic educational environment where students receive the academic and behavioral support they need to thrive for the rest of their lives.

Katerina has a B.A. in education, history, and music from NYU, an M.A. in inclusive education, and an M.A. in teaching students with disabilities from Teachers College, Columbia University. She is currently studying school leadership at Harvard Graduate School of Education.

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