Kate Petty spent ten years as a high school English and ELD teacher. She fell in love with inquiry-based learning and made her way to her district office first as an EdTech TOSA and then as the district Instructional Technology Coordinator. Kate has a BA from the University of Nevada, Reno and a MA in Teaching from the University of California, Irvine. Prior to coming to EdTechTeam Kate was the CUE Blog Editor and CUE’s LeRoy Finkel Fellow. Kate is a Google Certified Innovator and Trainer and is a Certified PBL Teacher in Project-Based Learning from the Buck Institute. Kate’s passions in education are Genius Hour and Alternative Assessments.
Kate serves as the Director of Certification Programs for EdTechTeam. She primarily coordinates Level 1 Certification, Google Level 2 Certification, and Certified Trainer Bootcamps featuring Google in Education with districts around the country to give teachers an opportunity to certify in all of those programs.
Kate currently lives in Irvine, CA with her husband and daughter.