Classes: IPD I, IPD II, IPD III
Academic Support Classroom:
Hello, my name is Katherine (Kathie ) Bates. I am starting my 16th year teaching Special Education. The first 8 years I worked in a public elementary school near Tampa, Florida under a varying exceptionalities model which included students with all eligibilities. Inclusion was a big part of the model at the school. I moved to Colorado to be closer to family and have taught the last 7 years in facility schools working primarily with students who need help with behaviors so they can return to their neighborhood schools. My last two years were spent in an ASD classroom. I have a 22-year-old son entering his sophomore year of college, a cat named Cheddar, and a guinea pig named Bear. I am obsessed with all things cats and during my free time love to read psychological thrillers.