Katherine Underwood is a retired educator and former President of the National Council of Urban Education Associations (NCUEA). She also previously served as Regional Director and Vice President of the organization. Other past leadership positions include Secretary on the Executive Board of the Moreno Valley Educators Association (MVEA); Chapter President for the California Teachers Association (CTA) State Council Representative; and Service Center Chairperson for the NEA Board of Directors. She taught elementary school in the Moreno Valley (Calif.) Unified School District for 30 years.
Underwood earned her Bachelor and Master of Arts at California State University, Fullerton, and her Teaching Credential from University of California, San Bernardino. Her son, Eric, is an automotive tech instructor in Georgia and her second son, Alan, is a high school music teacher in California.