Katie has over a decade of full-time teaching experience with middle and high school students, including serving as the coordinator of the middle school program at Richmond Montessori School. Katie has happily worked as an instructor and guide with CMStep since 2011, joined Marta as co-director in 2015, and assumed the role of executive director in 2017. Katie is also an adjunct instructor with Xavier University, a member of the AMS Montessori Research Working Group, and serves as vice-chair of the MACTE board, the Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education. Katie has presented via webinar and at conferences for AMS and for Montessori schools in the US and internationally. She holds a BA from the University of Virginia, a Masters in Education from Xavier University, a Secondary I-II credential from AMS, and a doctorate from the University of Virginia.