ABOUT THE TEACHER
My name is Miss Katie Boone!
In September, 2017 I moved back to the lowcountry and I'm so excited to be teaching
Pre-K at Michael C. Riley!
Keep reading to learn more about me, my education, and my teaching experiences. I've had quite the journey!
I am originally from Lancaster, Ohio where I attended catholic schools from 1st grade all the way through high school.
In grades one through eight I attended St. Mary School. At St. Mary's, I developed strong friendships, a love of art, and played softball and tennis.
I graduated from William V. Fisher Catholic high school in 2007. At Fisher, I continued to develop my artistic skills and began to take tennis more seriously by traveling to tournaments and playing on the high school team.
I earned my Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from Transylvania University in 2011. At Transy, I played singles and doubles on the tennis team all four years. I was also a member of the Tri Delta sorority, worked as the intramural director, and minored in studio art.
I moved to Hilton Head Island, South Carolina after college and was offered a teaching position at Hilton Head Preparatory School. At HHP, I taught Kindergarten and Third Grade.
After three years of teaching,
I decided to pursue my graduate degree at Winthrop University. While at Winthrop, I was a full time student and worked as a graduate assistant at the pre-kindergarten school on campus. I earned my MEd in Curriculum and Instruction in December of 2015.
I then returned to Hilton Head and was offered a pre-k teaching position at the Hilton Head Island Early Childhood Center. I worked at HHIECC for one year before deciding to move to St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands and start a new adventure in the Caribbean!
Unfortunately, I was only living and teaching in St. Thomas for one month prior to Hurricanes Irma and Maria. During Hurricane Irma, my apartment ceiling collapsed on me and the apartment flooded. I was able to make it to a safer spot in an apartment on the floor below mine and left the island on a rescue cruise ship one week later. I miss my Junior Kindergarten friends at All Saints Cathedral School dearly, but I chose not to return due to safety and financial reasons.
THESE ARE A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS...
Colors: Royal Blue & ROYGBIV
Team: Kentucky Basketball
Food: Mexican & My Momma's Fried Chicken
Drinks: Water & Sweet Tea
Candy: Dark Chocolate with Almonds
Ice Cream: Baskin Robbins' Jamoca Almond Fudge
Flowers: Lily of the Valley & Hydrangeas
Hobbies: Yoga, Snorkeling, Exercising, Reading, Exploring, & Fishing.
I am raising money for my school family in St. Thomas. During the hurricanes, the school stood strong and had minimal structural damage. However, they had quite a bit of water, which damaged books, tables, rugs, etc. Please consider making a donation to help them rebuild and create an effective learning environment!
My younger brother Cawood, my dad, me, and my mom at my college graduation.