Katie Paetz

Osborn Elementary School District Governing Board

Katie Paetz currently serves the Osborn Board as its President. An experienced teacher, for 12 years she’s worked in Arizona schools. In that time she’s been a staunch advocate for student growth and excellence in our public schools. As board president she fought for policy protecting all gender identities, led the process of selecting a new superintendent, and ensured a successful local bond-override election.


Katie believes it is not enough to score well on tests. We must inspire our students to find their passions, develop useful skills, and create a love for learning. During Katie’s tenure, the board has maintained a proven record of success. Under her supervision, it opened the Montecito dual-language preschool, and supported award-winning arts and music programs.


Katie pledges to continue to work with the Osborn community from the viewpoint of a teacher, leader, and dedicated advocate to continue Osborn’s legacy of success.