Katherine recently began work as the Education Director for the Utah Shakespeare Festival. For more information about USF’s extensive programming — including tours, summer content, teacher resources, and more — please visit the Education page.

Experience: Katherine has worked with thousands of students over a decade of teaching artist experience and six-years of college-level teaching. She has taught theatre and drama in universities and preschools, in prisons and private schools, in suburbs, cities, and rural communities, and across the US, Canada, and India. She has worked with people of all ages, has experience with neuro- and physically-diverse students, and has training in trauma-informed/healing-centered pedagogy. At the university level, Katherine has lectured and taught courses on topics including Shakespeare, Drama as Pedagogy, Educational Cognitive Neuroscience, and Child Development. Past positions include roles as faculty at Interlochen Arts Camp, Education Director with Montana Shakespeare in the Parks, teaching artist/curriculum consultant/board member with the Children’s Theatre of Madison, teaching artist/curriculum designer with Whoopensocker, educational programs director with Door Shakespeare, and many more. Katherine is deeply dedicated to and excited about developing asset-based, equitable, and joyful pedagogies!

Katherine is one of the best teachers I have ever had. She always encouraged all of our ideas, allowing for us to feel comfortable to provide our thoughts and opinions and learn from each other. She also came in with a positive energy, causing all of us to be as excited as she was for the day ahead.

-Undergraduate course evaluation

The structure that drama provides is not power focused. It is student focused. That everything is done around to cater the students to walk away with the ability to adapt, learn, and create their own path. It’s about being prepared for the real world. The real world needs adaptable, critically thinking, and creative workers to help society flourish.

-Undergraduate course reflection

In observing her class, I saw a teacher who has easy control over the room and a great knack at connecting with her students. Katherine had a clarity of direction and loads of enthusiasm… very impressive work.

Interlochen Faculty Evaluation
The Whoopensocker Show! at Sandburg Elementary