Katie Hillam:  About Me!

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Katie Hillam: About Me!

This is my first year at DVMS, but I have been teaching Middle School ELA for eleven years and this is my territory. I love the students at this age!

I am a mother of three grown children and the proud grandmother of six grandchildren. Raising my children gave me a great training for being a teacher. I did not decide to become a teacher until I was 42! I have always loved English so my university degree was in English; my Master's degree came later and was in Education. So, I am not young, but I am young at heart!

I have been married for 34 years and my husband is my best supuport. Because of his work, we have lived all over the world and I have a great love for learning about different cultures. And foods! I hoope to bring my love of the world at large to our classroom as we explore the diversity of cultures and backgrounds in our classroom! We have a lot to learn from each other.

I am a licensed sailing skipper, a scuba diver, a reader, an aspiring painter, did I say a reader?, and most importantly, a mom. I realize you never stop being a mom. And in many ways, I will treat your kids like my own family. I will hold them to a high standard and I will love them.