Hi there! My name is Katherine (or Kat for short) and this is my 5th year teaching 8th grade math at Kansas City International Academy. I graduated from the University of Kansas with a Bachelor’s degree in Middle School Math Education in 2018. This past summer, I earned my Master’s in Literacy and Language with an emphasis on TESOL education from Park University. KCIA is like a second home to me, so in the off chance you can’t find me here, I currently reside in North Kansas City with my partner Marshall, a black lab named Hopper, two kitty cats named Raksha and Ember, and a sassy snake named Minerva. I truly love to read and am trying to get to 100 books this year, I also love spending time with friends (which are also my co-workers at KCIA), and traveling anywhere and everywhere. I am so excited for this school year and meeting my students, who I’ve heard such wonderful things about from their past teachers. I feel like we can accomplish anything and are going to make amazing growth! I can’t wait!