Phone: 818-246-0450 x1022
Degrees and Certifications:
University of Southern California - Bachelor of Music, Major in Voice Pacific Oaks College - Multiple Subject Teaching Credential (MSTC) Pacific Oaks College - M.A. Human Development
Katie’s first venture into technology began as a child when she used wire-strippers to fix the snow on the antenna of her parents’ television. Her first computer was an Apple IIc (yes, I am that old) which was somewhat of a precursor to the laptop - a keyboard with a handle, an internal floppy drive, and one external drive for storage on a large, floppy disk.
Teaching came later when her children were in middle school. Graduating from Pacific Oaks College with her K-12 Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential and Master's Degree ( Thesis: Easing the Computer into the Primary Classroom) she began teaching primary grades in South Pasadena USD, moved to Arcadia USD where she was a LITE (Leaders Integrating Technology in Education), and is now a Teacher Specialist in Technology for Glendale USD, providing professional development for teachers and staff. Katie is amember of San Gabriel Valley CUE, a Google Certified Teacher, and serves on the Leadership Council of the Discovery Educator Network.
While she loved teaching primary, Katie’s discovered that “a-ha!” moments occur with students of any age.