Katie began working for Little Oak in 2010. She left for a couple years to pursue a journalism career (which is what she studied at San Jose State University) in New York City. Ultimately, Katie missed our community and rejoined the LOP teaching team in 2015. Since then, Katie has had the opportunity to work in all of the classrooms, either as a sub, assistant or team teacher. In 2018, she became a certified yoga instructor and loves sharing what she’s learned with the children! Last year, she introduced her “True Nature” program that combines yoga, mindfulness, and caring for the environment to the Pre-K classrooms. This year Katie is thrilled to welcome the Yellow Ducks and Green Frogs as well. While away from Little Oak, Katie loves to travel. Since starting her yoga training, she has had the opportunity to travel to Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Bali. She lives in Santa Cruz and loves spending time with her dog “Toby” (who you might see around the office from time to time) Miss Katie also helps with our website, newsletter and social media communications.