As a native to Vermont, Katie grew up in Putney, where she enjoyed horseback riding, soccer, and time spent with friends and family. Katie completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Vermont, where she studied sociology. In 2005, Katie moved back to Putney and began working as a special education paraprofessional at the Bellows Falls Middle School. It was at this time, that Katie realized working with students with learning differences was something she wanted to pursue. She then enrolled in a post-bachelorette special education teacher certification program at Keene State College. Over the course of three years, Katie completed the certification program and her masters in special education. Katie has worked at Academy since 2008, instructing and supporting students in grades five and six. In her free time, Katie enjoys adventures with her family, eating, exploring the outdoors, and traveling. Katie lives with her husband, her daughter, and their two pets in Westminster, Vermont.