Kate is a native of Atlanta and currently lives in Avondale Estates with her husband Erik, a photojournalist with the European Pressphoto Agency, their three children, Hannah (12), Isaac (11), and Penelope (6), their two beloved dogs, and one precocious cat. She graduated from Georgia State University with a BA degree in philosophy and worked as business/sales manager for a variety of local small businesses. In 2004 (prior to her children out of diapers!), Kate began as an active volunteer with the Avondale Education Association (AEA), which began in 2003 as a grassroots effort to increase community connections with Avondale Elementary and then evolved into the creation of The Museum School of Avondale Estates in 2008. Her desire to re-enter the workforce in education also evolved with her volunteer work. In 2010, she had the privilege to facilitate the opening of the second location for International Preschools at Morningside and served as director for its inaugural year. Kate has also been a substitute teacher with the City Schools of Decatur, as well as a teacher at the PMO of North Decatur United Methodist Church and Super Cooper International Childcare.
Since 2012, Kate has been an integral part of the OCP community. She spent her first two years at OCP as the Chickadee lead teacher and is excited to begin her journey this year with the Owls.