Katie first encountered KMS as a student at Colby College, when she did a semester of classroom observation in the KMS Upper Elementary classroom. She went on to study child development in Scandinavia through a semester abroad in Denmark, where she completed her practicum at a Danish forest kindergarten.
After graduating with a BA in Education from Colby in 2020, Katie moved to Eau Claire, WI. Here, she spent her first year as a full time teacher leading the 3 year old classroom at the UWEC Children’s Nature Academy. During her time at this early childhood center, she also created a campus garden, developed a trail system map for the 120 acre campus, and headed the school-age summer program for children K-3rd grade.
Katie and her partner moved back to Maine in October, 2021. She was thrilled to become an assistant teacher in P3, and she spent the year learning many hands-on Montessori skills and techniques from seasoned KMS teachers. This year, she is excited to help design the new Whole Health program, and particularly looks forward to tapping into her background in outdoor education.
Katie loves living in Waterville with her partner, Kyle, and two dogs. She spends her free time walking the dogs, swimming in local lakes and rivers, gardening, cross-country skiing at Quarry Road, and crafting.