Katie is the full-time, in-house reading tutor. The native Ohioan graduated from the University of Toledo with a degree in English.  After a year in Texas doing volunteer work, Katie moved back to Cleveland and worked in newspaper advertising.  Returning to West Texas, she decided it was finally time to listen to her “gut feeling” about wanting to teach.

She discovered Montessori in her first teaching job at St. Mary’s Central Catholic School in Odessa, TX where she taught kindergarten while working towards Montessori certification at the Southwest Montessori Training Center.  Receiving her certification in 2003, she returned to Cleveland and began working at the Cleveland Montessori.  Always eager to share her love of language and reading, in 2008 Katie completed an intensive certification program in the Orton-Gillingham method of reading tutoring.

She is currently enrolled in a graduate program working to achieve her Academic Language Therapy certification.