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Who we are

KLR Partners works with leaders to achieve their big picture ideals. Through grant writing guidance, virtual assistant principal support, and school start-up assistance, KLR Partners helps you make the seemingly impossible, possible. The everyday job of a school leader and a teacher can be so overwhelming that going after grants, writing policies, implementing programs, and developing a school of your own can seem impossible.


With the right partner, anything is possible. Katy lives to support school leaders and teachers who are doing the honorable work of educating tomorrow’s future, our children. The dreams and goals of a school inspire Katy to write winning grant awards, to develop programming and policies, and to convey a founder’s dream for a new school. Partner with KLR Partners, and your maybe-one-day ideas will turn into life-changing reality for students and their families.

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"With the right partner, anything is possible."

- Katy Ridnouer, M. Ed.

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 in each and every project. 


Katy’s been an educator for almost thirty years, has opened a charter school, served as its leader, and has helped schools win over $11.1M in grant funding. She’s also the proud mom of three sons and the wife of her high school sweetheart. The whole family loves to spend their time on the beach with their two dogs, Leroy and Oakley. An avid reader and learner, Katy can be found with a stack of books and an online class registration form.


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


“Katy Ridnouer recently worked with us to secure a 5-year, $1.25M federal grant to open up our high school. Katy's planning, organization, timeliness, and guidance made the process seamless, ensuring that our grant was completed on time and a level of high quality.  She was motivating and easy to work with, and helped keep us focused throughout the process. She helped make an overwhelming challenge into a manageable project for our team.” 

- Dr. Mary Moss, Executive Director at Charlotte LAB School

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Phone: (980) 333-1939

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