Katrina is a National Board Certified Teacher with over 15 years of teaching experience in urban secondary classrooms. She began her career at June Jordan School for Equity, in San Francisco, where she also worked as an administrator. Katrina then worked at her former high school, Jesse M. Bethel High School, in Vallejo, where she spent six years as the Lead Teacher of the Law Academy. Under her leadership, the Law Academy earned the Diversity Champion Award from California LAW. Katrina has taught English and history at all grade levels and loves teaching students to be engaged readers of history, literature, and the world around them. Katrina is deeply passionate about creating healing-centered classrooms through trauma-informed care practices including restorative justice, mindfulness, and culturally relevant curriculum. She holds an MA in Education from Stanford’s Teacher Education Program, and a BA from UC Santa Cruz in American Studies.
- Whole Child Initiative Manager, Alder Graduate School of Education (2020-2022)
- Law Academy Lead Teacher, Jesse Bethel High School (2014-2020)
- Co-Director, June Jordan School for Equity (2011-2012)
Research interest - Cultivating Joy in K12 Classrooms