Katie has lived in Vermont for most of her life. She grew up in Wallingford, Vermont with her parents and younger sister. Katie always had an interest in teaching, so it was a natural career path for her to choose when she went to college.
Katie attended the College of Saint Rose in Albany for a while, but New York wasn’t quite the right fit. She missed the Green Mountains and the strong community bonds she had here, so she moved back to Vermont and finished her degree at Castleton State College.
“While student teaching in a third grade classroom,” she said, “I realized I’d made the right decision. Early in my teaching experience I became an integral part of the classroom; the students and teacher seemed like a second family to me, and I haven’t doubted my career choice or move home since!”
Katie graduated from Castleton State College in 2012 with a B.A. in Multidisciplinary Studies and her Vermont Teaching license. Right after graduation, she started teaching, at a summer school session, then she took several positions as a long-term substitute teacher. This past school year, Katie worked at two schools refining her skills by teaching in the second, third, and fifth grades.
When I first visited RES,” she said, “I was impressed with the welcoming atmosphere I found at the school and instantly felt connected to the entire community. I am thrilled to be part of the Randolph Elementary School team and is especially excited to join the fifth and sixth grade team.”
When not in the classroom, Katie enjoys cooking, traveling, and watching Netflix. She has visited a few countries in Central America. In her most recent trip, she spent three weeks in Guatemala with her sister experiencing the lively culture, eating the delicious food, hiking active volcanoes, and teaching a bit of English to local school children. Katie also enjoys all the Green Mountains have to offer – so you might find her skiing, ice skating, snowshoeing, hiking, swimming, or kayaking on any given weekend.