Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Staff Spotlight: Katie Boling

The hardworking and passionate Katie B joined The Little School in 2012 as a member of the Zany Zoo team. Katie holds a Elementary Education degree from ECU, and has taught dance for children with special needs. Her talents and dedication were almost instantly recognized. When you watch her teach, it is clear that she truly loves what she does. Always with a warm wide smile, Katie is a tireless advocate for all children. She is currently the team lead for the Mini Millipedes, and we count ourselves lucky that she has made a home at TLS. 

What do you value most or hold mot dear at TLS?  
The way we treat the kids as equals and we listen to everything they have to say.  We can often miss important aspects of the learning process If we overlook simple things said by the kids. 

What is your educational approach? 
I feel children learn best through playing.  If a child is smiling and laughing, then they are more likely to remember what they learned and be interested in doing it again. 

If you could be a superhero, what would you want your superpowers to be?  
I would want to fly. I have always wanted to travel, but my wallet is always empty. 

What is something about you that most people may not know?
In High School Ag class I took welding and am now a certified welder. 

If you could offer a newborn child only one piece of advice, what would it be?  
Don’t let anyone suck your fun circuits dry!

Would you rather be a worried genius or a joyful simpleton?
Joyful Simpleton

If you were an animal, what would you be? Why?
A dog, I have never met something that gives more unconditional love. 

What did you want to be when you were 12 years old?
A football player, like icebox on Meet the Giants. 

What is your favorite children’s book?
"Oh the Places You’ll Go" by Dr. Seuss

What's the most memorable class you've ever taken?
A special needs class in college. 

If you could do any other job in the world, what would it be?
I would love to be a nurse, but chemistry killed me. 

What words do you live by?
“Change the things you can, accept the things you can’t and have the wisdom to know the difference.”

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