Originally from Hawaii, she has a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Northeastern University in Boston. Since 2019, she has been responsible for the Primary class at the International Montessori School of Valencia, today Mammolina Montessori. She brings a broad range of experience to Mammolina, from having taught environmental education programs at the Hawaii Nature Center, as a lab technician in an endocrinology research lab, operating a small farm in Maine for sheep wool production, substitute teaching AP-level high school biology classes, to working for three years at the Children’s House Montessori School in Maine in both the Children’s House as an assistant teacher, and as a lead teacher in the Primary classroom. Kate has received her Montessori teacher training from MACTE (Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education). Furthermore, she is certified in mindfulness practices for educators through Wake Up Schools.