About Kate

I can’t remember a time when I didn’t love books. Books have always been my friends and I have spent countless hours lost in the adventures of the characters within. A passion for Literacy and to help children find the same appreciation for Reading and Writing led me to a career in teaching with a specialism in English. Over the past twenty years, I have built up extensive expertise in the teaching of primary English, supporting colleagues in their professional development and also linking English objectives, lessons and resources to the rigorous Key Stage Two assessment requirements. This journey has brought me to the next stage in my career: sharing my knowledge and experience with others as an author of books for teachers to use with their classes. Classic Children’s Literature for KS2 will be published by Brilliant Publications in 2020. I can’t wait!

Born and raised in Canada, I graduated from the University of Regina and began my teaching career with the fantastic Regina Public Schools. Ready for new adventures, I moved to the UK in 2001. I have spent many wonderful years in the classroom with children exploring the world of learning and enjoying those light bulb moments when new connections are made. I have had the opportunity to develop my skills and support other primary teachers through many roles: Literacy Leader, Leading Literacy Teacher for Leeds, Advanced Skills Teacher and Senior Leadership with responsibility for Assessment.  I’m adventuring through life with my husband, Rob, and my three wonderful children.