Kate was born and raised in Wisconsin and has lived in Colorado since 2009. She has her Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education/ Early Childhood and a Master's Degree in Professional Development from University of WI- La Crosse. This will be her first year teaching in DPS and at Westerly Creek. She previously taught 12 years in grades K-2 and also served as Director of Education at The Goddard School. She enjoys singing, hiking, golfing, and spending time with her husband, Matt and 7 year- old daughter, Ava.