B.A., College of Holy Cross
After several years managing public relations and communications for Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and the Central Park Conservancy, Kate found herself ghostwriting for executives and uncovering a surprising secret – from oncologists to landscape architects, so many professionals lacked confidence in their writing style and skills. The realization sent Kate back to the classroom, with the goal of demystifying the writing process while building confidence and competence in each of her young students.
As a graduate of Morristown-Beard School, it was a smooth transition back “home”. Kate collaborated with Dr. John Mascaro to launch Writing Across the Curriculum and its support service, the Center for Academic Writing. At the same time, she offered workshops and mentoring for both students and faculty, with the recognition that MBS is a community of writers and that writing is simply a way of expressing both critical and creative thinking.
Though still a faculty volunteer in the Center, Kate currently teaches 10th grade English Humanities and two senior electives: Elements of Style and Creative Writing. Other interests at school have included co-leading Habitat for Humanity, launching The GLOW Project, and sitting on the Accreditation Steering Committee.
Outside of school, Kate enjoys running. Though these days it’s mostly after her newly-mobile baby, Henry.