About Cate

The Truth Is, I Can’t Do This Alone… So Why Should You?

“Do WHAT?” you ask. 

Teach, lead, learn, and maintain relevancy in the fast-paced world of 21st Century elementary education. I’m totally willing to take personal risks, make decisions, and stand in from of a room full of people and share. But when those moments end and the day-to-day existence comes back into focus, I am the first to admit that there are so many people that know so much  and do such wonderful things for children and teachers – and I am humbled. 

This I Believe

  • A connected teacher and leader to hundreds of brilliant minds, leveraging social media to help make those connections happen
  • A leading innovator and passionate learner of educational technology practices and strategies to make the profession reflective of current social and emotional trends
  • An avid FLIPPER – while in the classroom and in administration
  • Lover of music and media
  • Thoughtful optimist willing to take risks and guide others to do the same
  • Dedicated advocate of digital badges for professional development and classroom applications

My Professional Journey



Academic Technology Specialist

Loomis Union School District (Loomis, CA)

Coordinator of Instructional Technology

Barnhart School (Arcadia, CA)


Technology Support Provider: K-8th Grade

Teacher: 7th/8th Grade History

Mayfield Junior School (Pasadena, CA)


Teacher: 6th Grade ELA; 8th Grade History

Stella Middle Charter Academy (Los Angeles,  CA)


Interim Assistant Principal

BTSA Support Provider

Teacher: 6th Grade Humanities; 8th Grade ELA

High School of Graphic Communication Arts (New York, NY)


Teacher: 9th/10th Grade English

Education and CA State Credentials

Technology Integration Specialist Graduate Certificate (2013)

Graduate Certificate – Technology Integration Specialist (2013)

Master of Arts in Education (2003)

Master of Arts in Education (2003)

Bachelor of Arts - English (2002)

Bachelor of Arts – English (2002)

CA State Credentials (1)


Related Volunteer Work

Regional Board Director

Regional Board C&I Liaison