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Who We Are

KLR Partners works with leaders to achieve their big-picture ideas. KLR Partners helps you make the seemingly impossible, possible.


The everyday job of a school leader, board member, and teacher can be so overwhelming that going after grants, writing policies, implementing programs, and developing a school of your own can appear to be too much effort.


Partner with KLR Partners, and your maybe-one-day ideas will turn into life-changing realities for your students and their families.

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"With the right partner, anything is possible."

- Katy Ridnouer, MEd, GPC

Partnering With Us

Katy Ridnouer loves to get ‘er done. Whatever project she is working on, she has bulldog focus and tenacity to complete the project with high quality, accuracy, and flair. An effective collaborator and project leader, she knows how to galvanize team members around an idea, implement a plan, and monitor the plan until the goals are reached. Each part of her business impacts students’ lives, and that drives her to succeed for each and every project. 


Katy’s been an educator for thirty years, has opened a charter school, and served as its leader. She's also helped over fifteen charter applicants move from dream to reality.


A Grant Professional Certified, Katy is an accomplished grant writer who has helped schools win over $63.7M in grant awards.

She's a certified coach and qualified to offer the DISC Assessment and Ruby Payne's work.  


Katy is the proud mom of three sons and the wife of her high school sweetheart. The whole family loves spending time on the beach with their two dogs, Leroy and Oakley. An avid reader and learner, Katy can always be found with a stack of books and an online class registration form.


Katy is also the author of two ASCD books: Managing Your Classroom with Heart and Everyday Engagement.


"I am so grateful to have worked with Katy Ridnouer to submit a project proposal to help the community recover from and respond to COVID-19 and its negative economic impacts.

My organization, ProCure Therapeutic Agency, Inc., was awarded 1.5 Million dollars of ARPA funding for our programs that prioritize Expanding Access to Community-Based Mental and Behavioral Health Services to Preserve Mecklenburg County’s Children and Families.


Meeting with Katy weekly in preparation for the submission of this proposal provided me with the knowledge and tools that I need for future projects and funding. Katy is kind and patient and had a way of bringing my mission and vision to life using research to convey the need that my organization was created to meet. I am grateful."

                                                                  ~Deona Frierson, Director of Clinical Programs

                                                                    ProCure Therapeutic Agency

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