Originally from Las Vegas, Nevada, but having spent most of her life in Colorado, Katie considers Colorado her true home. Katie has been teaching at ARE since 2015 and is thankful for each day she comes to school. Katie considers the best part about ARE to be the sweet students and families as well the kind and supportive staff. Before becoming a public educator, Katie provided in-home childcare while staying home to care for own children. This experience taught her to love and appreciate each child in a holistic way. When she’s not in the classroom, Katie can be found spending time with her family and friends - probably in the mountains, the zoo, a park or a coffee shop.
One interesting fact about Katie is that she has been a Denver Zoo member for 9 years, and still enjoys going. Did you know that it’s speculated that the word “Panda” means bamboo eater? Red pandas and Panda bears are not related to one another, yet both of their diet's are almost exclusively bamboo. Red pandas are related to raccoons, Katie’s classroom animal.
Birthday: September 20th
Favorite Color: Purple
Favortie Food: bamboo, just joking, salad and chocolate
Advice to students: Always treat one another in a loving way.