B.A. in Communications/Spanish, Furman University. Kathleen began her career in Charlotte, North Carolina as a 2008 Teach for America Corps member and received her teaching certificate from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She has taught the 3rd grade for three years at University Park Creative Arts Elementary, a Charlotte Mecklenburg School, where she taught math, literacy, science, and social studies. For the 2011-2012 school year she will be teaching at Ashley Park Elementary in Charlotte, North Carolina as a 2nd/3rd grade teacher in a family model classroom. Kathleen aspires to foster a collaborative school environment for teachers and students by being an effective school leader.