Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Katie Ward
My name is Katie Ward & I am so thrilled to be your child’s 3rd grade teacher this year!! This sounds super cliche, but from a young age, I always knew that I wanted to be a teacher! I graduated with a degree in Elementary Education from Utah State University with an emphasis in English as a Second Language (ESL) in 2005. This will be my 11th year teaching. I have taught one year of 4th grade, five years of preschool & this will be my fifth year teaching 3rd grade. I also worked as a paraprofessional/EA for two years at PSE while waiting for a teaching position to become available! I simply ADORE all of the staff, students & parents at Purple Sage—I sure love my Purple People!!
I am a firm believer in positive reinforcement & making learning FUN!! I want each of my students to feel valued & special. I especially love recognizing & celebrating their successes—no matter how big or small!
My husband & I have two teenagers--a daughter & a son! When I am not teaching or at their activities, I enjoy camping, fishing, 4-wheeling, working on bright, colorful puzzles, gardening & spending time with my family!
Parent communication is so important to me. Working together as a team is the best way we can support your child! My door is always open!! Please feel free to contact me anytime!!
I am looking forward to learning with your child & having a great year! As I tell my students each day…YOU CAN DO AMAZING THINGS!!