As Director of Community Collaboration for the Department of Education, Katie provides leadership in facilitating educator partnerships and practicum and internship site development. She also supports clinical supervisors and mentor teachers in their work with pre-service teachers. In her role, Katie aims to foster equitable and long-term partnerships that create enriching educational experiences for UVM students and communities throughout Vermont.
Prior to joining the University of Vermont, Katie engaged with university-community partnership work at the University of Michigan and the University of Pennsylvania. She was also an elementary classroom teacher at schools in North Carolina and Vermont. Katie earned her Ph.D. in Educational Studies from the University of Michigan where she taught methods courses in elementary literacy and social studies and served as a field instructor for pre-service teachers. Katie attended high school in Springfield, Vermont and earned her undergraduate degree and teaching certification at Middlebury College.