Katie is an IUPUI graduate with two degrees, one from the School of Engineering and Technology as well as the School of Education, earning her AS and BSED. Additionally, she earned a Master’s in Public Administration from Indiana State University. Katie holds experience with both teaching and administrative management. After graduating, she became a teacher for Indianapolis Public Schools working with multiple age groups. She managed and supervised an afterschool tutoring program. Following her stint with IPS, she was the Early Childhood and Youth Education Director for a non-profit ministry on the near east-side of Indianapolis where she gained valuable experience in preschool education and curriculum development. While in that position, she led the effort to advance the center from a level 1 to level 3 in the Indiana Path’s to Quality program; a childcare quality rating and improvement system through the state of Indiana. Katie had the opportunity to move and travel growing up, but has called Indianapolis home for the past 13 years. She lives in a century old home in Fountain Square with her rescue dog, Archie. In her spare time, she enjoys art, design, antiquing and exploring new places.