Kathy is a long standing arts advocate and is passionate about arts integration as a means for children to experience a deeper understanding of their learning. Kathy holds a Masters degree in Education Leadership and has specifically focused on differentiated learning, gifted education, and arts integration. She has taught 3rd grade, 2nd grade and Kindergarten at The Studio School, as well as working with both struggling and gifted students at other schools in our district. Before coming to classroom education, Kathy taught ballet and other dance forms for over 25 years, created story lines, scenery and choreography for Children's Dance Theater, and has taught summer art camps and art projects for a local art studio. In her personal time Kathy loves to garden, hike, and explore outdoors with her family. She loves passing on this love of nature to all of her students!