Katherine Kitchen, M.Ed.

HELPS Implementation Coach and Site Coordinator, Charlotte

Growing up within a military family, Katherine lived all over the world, attending 15 diverse primary and secondary schools. Katherine attended the University of Texas at Austin for four years, studying Behavioral Sciences and Education, and earned degrees from University of Houston-Clear Lake and University of St Thomas in Houston. Katherine has multiple certifications in education and in English.

After Katherine earned her teaching certifications, she worked in one of Houston’s largest urban high schools for 15 years. She worked as an English teacher, AP English Language and Composition teacher, an AIG Coordinator, and Magnet Coordinator providing underrepresented students with multiple learning experiences. Katherine understands the unique needs and challenges of students, especially English language learners, students with learning challenges, and students in AIG programs. Outside of academics, Katherine loves visiting her grown children and family living in multiple states, thoroughly enjoys all kinds of music, hiking, traveling, camping, and stargazing. While being an avid bird lover and reader, Katherine’s eclectic nature also finds valuable time to cook, meditate, draw, paint, and practice playing the Celtic harp.