Katie Allison is a Sixth Grade English Teacher at Kinard Core Knowledge Middle School. This is her sixth year in education, and her third year as a Mustang. Before coming to Kinard, Katie's professional experience started in Broomfield, Colorado where she taught Eight Grade Language Arts and Sixth Grade Speech and Debate. Katie received her bachelor's degree in English and Secondary Education from the University of Northern Colorado, and her Master's degree in Educational Psychology at the University of Northern Colorado. Outside of school, Katie enjoys hiking, reading, running, and spending time with her siblings. Katie is a triplet and her siblings live and work in Denver. Along with seeing her siblings, Katie loves to volunteer. She is passionate about giving back to her community. She also enjoys a variety of TV shows, everything from The Office to Fixer Upper. Katie became an educator because she believes in the power of story. She wants to use the platform of Language Arts to inspire students to find and express their voice. She especially enjoys teaching middle school because she loves her student's energy and passion!