Katie is excited to begin a new chapter as a kindergarten teacher in Holyoke, MA and to create a community of joyful learners in her classroom. After student-teaching in fifth grade, second grade, and kindergarten, Katie is happy to plant herself firmly in early childhood education. Katie received her BA in Anthropology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2016, as well as an AA in Liberal Arts from Holyoke Community College in 2014. She has researched teen moms in Holyoke and worked as a laboratory manager while attending undergrad. Katie had a daughter in 2011 and is getting married in 2017. She likes to cook, paint, and creatively write.