State Education Fellow

Krystafer Redden

Rhode Island


Transformation Specialist, Division of the Deputy Commissioner at the Rhode Island Department of Education

Krystafer Redden currently serves as a Transformation Specialist in the Division of the Deputy Commissioner at the Rhode Island Department of Education. In this role, Krystafer provides broad assistance to a cohort of districts and schools identified for improvement; in particular, he is supporting the allocation, implementation, and monitoring of federal school improvement funds, developing teacher and leader talent management and professional learning strategies in turnaround contexts, and shepherding the emergence of new governance models. Previously, he served the students of Rhode Island as a classroom teacher, teacher leader, and district administrator in Providence Public Schools, as well as an education fellow to Gov. Gina M. Raimondo. Prior to moving to Rhode Island, Krystafer worked in the Texas Legislature and served a gubernatorial appointment at the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. A fifth-generation Texan from a family of public educators, and raised by his single mother and sister, he currently lives in Providence, RI and enjoys all the history, shoreline, and proximity that New England has to offer.