With a 22-year career spanning education policy, data management and communications, Kimberly Ratcliff manages integrated communications and change leadership efforts for multiple education organizations that Battelle for Kids serves. She has provided communications counsel and multimedia material development to support the rollout of value-added analysis, roster verification, standards, and strategic compensation systems and solutions for school districts and state departments in Florida, Ohio, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Texas. Ratcliff’s specialties are content strategy, branding and reputation management, crisis communications, internal communications, change management and executive thought leadership.
Ratcliff joined Battelle for Kids after five years in vice president and senior account management roles with Columbus public relations and public affairs agencies. She held P&L responsibility for client relationships and business development in the public, nonprofit and corporate sectors, with particular focus on education and economic development. Her experience also includes eight years at the Ohio Department Education, focusing on data and technology projects, where she had executive management responsibilities for four years and managed multimillion-dollar software conversions and data subsidies involving school district constituents, as well as the state’s K-12 data collection system. Prior to her time with the State of Ohio, she worked as an analyst for The Ohio State University.
She earned her Master of Public Administration from The Ohio State University in 1995 and graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in 1991. She is president of the John Glenn College of Public Affairs Alumni Society Board and teaches graduate-level policy.
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