Administrative Certification, University of Denver
M.A., Educational Psychology, University of Colorado
M.A., Education, Phillips University
B.A., Oklahoma State University, Elementary Education
Following twenty-eight years of public school service in a range of positions, including classroom teacher, staff development specialist and school principal, Kathy joined the Regis College faculty in 1998. As Director of the Master of Arts in Education Program, she has collaborated with department staff and faculty to grow the program and support practicing educators in their professional growth. By obtaining grant funding and partnering with school districts, the Linguistically Diverse endorsement and master’s programs have enabled over 800 teachers to earn their endorsement and better serve the needs of the diverse students in their classrooms.
Kathy is a member of a number of education-related organizations; she has served on Boards of Colorado Staff Development Council and Higher Education Linguistically Diverse Educators, and the Governor’s P-20 Council. Through affiliation with and participation in these organizations, task forces and councils, she is able to keep current in the education field and contribute to the profession. The Summer Literacy Institute, sponsored through the Master of Arts in Education program, brings nationally known experts in reading and writing literacy to the Regis community.
Awards & Recognition
Alpha Sigma Nu Honorary Member
The mission of the MAE Program is to actively engage and support 21st Century educators in collaborative, reflective, and challenging learning experiences that develop their capabilities as leaders in the education profession. We believe that our graduates should actively share the responsibility of shaping and supporting the mission of his/her environment as an advocate in the pursuit of social justice and equity. We believe educators ought to take initiative to grow and develop, in collaboration with their colleagues, to enhance their profession and support student learning.
To accomplish this we embed the key values of Jesuit education in our graduate courses. Respect for all learners and what they offer is modeled by our faculty and expected in our interactions. Diversity and the richness it affords is valued as we seek to promote justice. Graduates leave our program with a passion for continuing their learning and often allude to the positive impact of their learning experiences in their professional and personal lives.