Katie’s journey in Siler City, North Carolina began her sophomore year at Jordan-Matthews High School. During her time as a high school student, she worked as a lead counselor for a special needs summer camp in Alamance County. Through this experience, she decided to pursue her degree in Special Education: Mild to Moderate Disabilities. After graduation, from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, she put her degree to work at the very place her journey began and secured her first teaching job as a self-contained teacher. A couple of years passed and her teaching journey led to Chatham Middle School.
After one year at Chatham Middle School, the opportunity arose to help implement the first school-wide Avid program for grades 6-8. She accepted the position as Avid Coordinator/Elective Teacher. Shortly after her Avid career began she was introduced to Communities in Schools through an Avid student and became a mentor. These two positions allowed her to see firsthand the impact of positive, caring relationships on youth. It was during those years the passion for serving youth and families ignited and still burns today.
Katie hopes to bring awareness and visibility to CISCC in her role as the Strategic Communications Specialist. She hopes to assist the current team to share impactful stories and make a difference in the community she so dearly loves.