Kathy is a Boston, Mass. born, 19 year veteran Science teacher who enjoys learning, gardening, ice hockey, Red Sox baseball, travel and sharing her love of cultures and the environment. She is passionate about the state of the planet and authentic learning for her students.
Kathy teaches at Lincolnton High School in western North Carolina, where she is the Science Department Chairman, the JV Cheerleading coach and TED-Ed club Advisor, new teacher mentor, and county Science Task Force member. Her awards include the NC Outstanding Earth Science Teacher, multiple NC Science Teacher Association awards and a National Life Changers of the Year award. She has developed several courses for her school system, most recently an honors online Ecology course. She has represented the United States through a teaching and cultural exchange in India with Teachers for Global Classrooms, by presenting at the International iEARN Conference and Youth Summits in Qatar, Argentina, and Morocco and as IIE-Hilton Teacher Treks grant recipient in New Zealand. She was recently awarded a 2017 NEA grant to attend a conference on Indigenous and first generation learners in Australia and has expanded her learning adventures into the Social Studies world.