Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Katie Swanson
Welcome to 3rd grade! Katie Swanson is very excited to start her second year here at Discovery and to get to know each one of you!
Ms. Swanson will be beginning her twelfth year of teaching. She went to the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, where she studied English Literature and Sociology, then to the University of Michigan Law School. She worked as a lawyer in both New York City and Washington, D.C., but then decided she could make a bigger difference through teaching. Ms. Swanson taught 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade, as well as environmental education, for ten years in Maryland. She founded after-school environmental clubs at two schools that received both national and international recognition, and started a new after-school environmental club here at Discovery last year!
Ms. Swanson lives right down the road in Broadlands with her husband, son (a rising 4th grader), and two dogs. In her free time, she enjoys reading, traveling, spending time outdoors, and cheering on the Michigan Wolverines (Go Blue!).
It’s going to be a wonderful year in 3rd grade!