Kate Noble is passionate about public education. She was born and raised in Santa Fe and attended EJ Martinez, Capshaw Junior High, and Santa Fe High School. Kate’s first real job as a sophomore in high school was working at the Grand Illusion Movie Theater, Jean Cocteau, and Yucca Drive in.
Kate studied film at Columbia College in New York City. She then worked for ten years in New York City as a television and radio journalist, covering business and economics for BBC World News.
In 2007, Kate moved back to Santa Fe and began working in economic and community development. She spent close to nine years working for the City of Santa Fe in economic development, communications, strategy, community engagement, data development, and on other projects.
Elected to the Santa Fe Board of Education in 2017, Kate has emphasized a strong professional culture of excellence and community support in the Santa Fe Public Schools. She has championed recruitment and recognition for teachers, as well as technology access, environmentalism, and computer science.
Kate is currently serving in her third year as president of the SFPS Board. She believes in the power of running a good meeting, and values the different viewpoints of fellow Board Members. She is proud of the progress made during her time on the Board including increases in graduation rates, and raises for staff. Kate is running for reelection in District Three to reimagine public schools as ever more powerful forces for good in society.