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Katie Brooks

Katie Brooks

Marketing Director

katie@edchoice.org

Katie Brooks joined the EdChoice team in September 2013 as a public relations and marketing associate. Since then, she has come to manage EdChoice’s marketing efforts, including the EdChoice website, blog, email communications, promotional campaigns and social media channels.

For a few years prior to joining, Katie worked as a social media marketing specialist at Enova Financial in Chicago, where she ran the entire social marketing channel for multiple international brands, including the US, UK, Australia and Canada.

While at Enova, Katie managed overarching strategy, established a robust social reporting framework and implemented more than 60 integrated marketing and advertising campaigns.

Before delving into online and social marketing, Katie worked in a traditional public relations capacity for the New London Orchestra, New World Youth Symphony Orchestras and Borshoff, an Indianapolis advertising, branding and public relations agency.

Katie earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism with a second concentration in music from Indiana University. She is an Indy native who is happy to be back in her hometown, close to family, friends and her favorite places.

 

Favorite Teacher/Class

Mrs. Noble, Orchestra

 

Favorite Quote

Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.

– Ferris Bueller

 

High School Mascot

Ben Davis Giants

 

Favorite Pastimes

Spending time with friends and family, seeing live music and theater, delving into DIY projects at home and partying with my french bulldogs George and Wheezy

 

Inspiration for Joining the Educational Choice Movement

Although my public school experience was excellent, many of my family members struggled immensely with large class sizes, tracking and lack of specialized services for special needs. Had our public education system been funded using school choice mechanisms in the past, they all might be experiencing a different present. I joined the school choice movement because I wanted to use what skills I have to make a difference for future families. My hope is—as the public school system continues to change and improve—school choice will be available to all families who find themselves in need.

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