The Director of Education at Tacoma Arts Live, Katie is a Midwest native who has been teaching, directing, performing and choreographing in western Washington since 2005. Katie oversees an Education Department, which serves 50,000 learners each year with touring programs, out of school camps and classes, education matinees and more. She guides the innovative LENS Project, which utilizes the performing arts as a vehicle to foster social-emotional learning. Katie is a member of the Kennedy Center Partners in Education Network, the board of ArtsEd Washington and is a founder of Barefoot Collective Dance Company.

Her Goals as incoming Board President
1. Foster the development of statewide network arts education advocates.
2. Expand board to further represent the diversity of voices across Washington State.
3. Develop donor and funder engagement to advance the mission of ArtsEd Washington.
4. Empower Board of Directors with actionable and measurable ways to grow ArtsEd Washington.

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