My name is Katie Gipson-McLean and I am a proud Phoenix Union alumna who graduated from Camelback in 2005. I am a first generation college graduate with a bachelors degree in education. I am a former licensed teacher who worked in public high schools for five years before going to law school. I have the experience in education and in this community to help improve how the district communicates and engages with teachers, parents, and students. 

In my job as a Public Defender, I see the lasting impact that an inadequate education and a lack of social support services can have in peoples' lives. I am committed to the continued development of a district-wide restorative justice program and to examining all of our policies and procedures with a focus on equity. 

Please take the time to read more about my stances and my background. I hope to earn your support!