Prof. Katie Koessler
I am inspired by the thought that Athena’s students are our future and they will take some aspect of what we do together and think about it in new and novel ways. I know that they will be change-makers and future leaders and that these experiences will become threads in their rich life tapestries.
There is so much to learn in Biology that students are likely to find something that really piques their interest and engages them. The sky is the limit in terms of what we can talk about and discover.
Katie Koessler, M.S. has been teaching higher-level, secondary science for over 15 years. Beginning her career on the Big Island of Hawaii, she was able to use the living laboratory all around her to bring meaningful, authentic science education to her students. Having taught in both public and private settings, Katie strives to make science learning relevant and engaging for her students, helping them form deep connections between the natural world and their own lives. She received her BS in Life Science Education and Earth Space Education with an emphasis on Outdoor Education and went on to complete her Masters of Science Education from Montana State University.
When not teaching Katie enjoys being active in the outdoors camping and canoeing with her family in the summer and nordic skiing in the winter. You can also catch her on the bike trails or playing competitive ultimate frisbee.
Katie believes in learning as a lifelong pursuit and aims to foster creativity and curiosity in her students to keep them asking the big questions and seeking answers in all of life’s adventures.
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