Prior to teaching, Kate Ramsdell was a family psychotherapist and cultural diversity trainer for 15 years. When she switched careers and began teaching, she was surprised to observe that what children learn about Native Americans had not changed much since she herself was in school, decades ago. Kate is interested in raising awareness and empowering U.S. educators to teach children about the culture and history of Native Peoples in better ways. Her hope is that when young people graduate high school, they are much better informed about not only historical, but also present day, Indigenous Peoples. Kate has lived in Illinois, Virginia, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, and for over 30 years, Cincinnati, Ohio, where she lives with husband Craig and a rescued Westie. She teaches fourth and fifth grade gifted language arts.
C.O. Harrison Elementary School Cincinnati, OH