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Kathlyn Paananen

Kathlyn Paananen serves as the Housing and Education Manager for Seattle Public Schools (SPS). In her role, she connects SPS with Seattle Housing Authority (SHA) and other affordable housing providers so that school families experience a community that cares and supports their educational success. For fifteen years, Kathlyn has devoted herself to public service within a variety of fields from transportation, housing, and now education. She uses her cross-sector experience to bring multiple organizations together. Kathlyn graduated from the University of Washington, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Community and Environmental Planning and a Master of Public Administration.