Katie is a Colorado native. She studied in Nebraska earning a B.A. in biology and an M.A. in education from Hastings College. Katie has been teaching since 1998 from kindergarten to college courses from New Jersey to Colorado Springs and Aurora. She has been with the DPS GT department since 2011 and 2013 marks her first year here at Westerly Creek. Katie does the New York Times crossword puzzle every day. In fact, one of her very own crossword puzzles was published in the Times. In the rest of her spare time, she enjoys hiking, gardening, and art.