Katie has been working with children for most of her adult life, beginning with a heavy handful of babysitting jobs she picked up during her school years. She graduated from Transylvania University in 2012 with a B.A. after completing an individualized Child Development major. While in college, she studied a variety of subjects pertaining to the psychological, social and educational development processes of children. Post-graduation, Katie has worked closely with a few families as a full-time nanny. She believes in the individual rights of children to be allowed opportunities to explore and engage with their surroundings on their own terms and according to their own interests. She strives to inspire and encourage children’s innate love for learning as well as their natural tendency to interact with their world through play.