Kate began her teaching career as a credentialed Middle School science teacher at New Brighton Middle School with a great love of science and math, and a desire to help all learners access this exciting world. After the birth of her two sons, one of whom is severely autistic, Kate took a break from the formal world of education to focus her energy on educating her family and supporting her child with special needs. Through the years, she has learned an enormous amount about supporting students with learning differences. She recently decided to return to education as an Educational Specialist for Steps to Success in order to work directly with students who could really benefit from an alternative perspective on learning. If Kate isn't at work, she is at the beach, hiking or adventuring with her wonderful family.