Katie Sweeney | Youth Educator

Contact Katie Sweeney at ksweeney(at)snohomishcd.org or 425-377-7023

Katie has her M.Ed in Curriculum & Instruction, specializing in Science Education, from the University of Washington. She also has a Certificate in Business Administration, also from UW, and a Certificate in Education for Environment & Community from IslandWood.  She earned her B.A. in Philosophy from Seattle University. Kate is the co-founder and manager of The Ramblin' Years, a country-tinged rock to folk to hip-hop and back, band. She met her band mates at Seattle University, and while she was a student, she was orientation coordinator and advisor, a section leader for the university choir, and a student activities planner. Her education experience ranges from being an extended day teacher (aka after-school programs) and camp staff to a literacy tutor and STEM and environmental educator.

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What do you like about living in the Pacific Northwest?

I moved to Seattle in 2009 for college, and still have a long list of beautiful places I have yet to explore. I love to take road trips around the PNW with my friends & family, and enjoy hiking, biking, swimming, running, camping, and just spending time outside.

Why do you work here (at the District)?

I have fun getting students excited about science, exploring nature, developing amazing science curricula, and particularly enjoy teaching outdoors. I'm really interested in learning more about conservation and restoration, so I'm excited to be a part of the SCD team!

Bonus fact(s)!

  • I'm a musician, and own/operate a small business in my spare time!