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Who is Dr. Kat?

Dr. Kat (Mrs. Smith) is one of two instructional coaches at Michael Anderson Elementary (MAE). 


Degrees and Certifications

University of Washington

  • Bachelor Degree in Sociology

Washington State University

  • Master Degree in Teaching
  • Ph.D in Language, Literacy, and Technology 
National Board Certification
  • Middle Generalist
Reading Endorsement (WA)



Seven years in Yelm, WA

  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
Nine years at Michael Anderson Elementary
  • Grade 3 and Grade 4 Combination
  • Grade 4
  • Literacy Specialist
  • Instructional Coach
  • Grade 1 
  • Wit & Wisdom Fellow
Adjunct Professor at Washington State University
  • Early Literacy
  • Literacy Development I