Katie Waldegrave, Co-Founder

Katie Waldegrave co-founded First Story with William Fiennes in 2008. She was Head of History at Cranford Community College in West London, when William first began visiting her school, and they hatched the idea for the charity based on their weekly workshops. After five years of teaching, she left the school to focus on First Story as its Executive Director and oversaw its growth from working in one school to 50 schools. In July 2014, Katie stepped back from day-to-day involvement in First Story to concentrate on her own writing, but remains heavily involved and invested in the charity as its co-founder. In September 2013, Random House published her first book, The Poets’ Daughters: Dora Wordsworth and Sara Coleridge.​ 


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