Elementary 2-3 Grade
Hi! I'm Katie Hess and have been an early childhood educator for the past 18 years. I have a masters degree in early childhood education from Millersville University and a reading specialty certification from Kutztown University. My professional experiences include teaching kindergarten, first, and second grade, both in Lancaster and Berks counties. Besides early childhood education, I am passionate about integrating purposeful technology into my instruction. I recently became a certified Apple Teacher, Google Certified Educator, and Seesaw Ambassador. My husband, daughter, and I enjoy traveling and exploring new places (especially those with beach access). We also enjoy our down time at home with our shelter-rescued pets and spoiled golden retriever. Fun fact! I was a contestant on the show Wheel of Fortune and won a trip to Hawaii!
"I loved this course! I cannot wait to use what I have learned as we start in a hybrid model this school year."
"My instructor took in to account that we have full time teaching jobs that require us to do much more work than in the past, so she paced it out well. "
"There are a ton of apps and tools I'll be using in the future. I feel I'll be more intentional about what I do and I can also speak to why I'm using tech the way I do now too!"
"Katie was great! Super helpful and responded to communication very quickly. "
"The resources in this course were wonderful. They were helpful in finding ways to get students to use technology in the classroom and make it meaningful."