Katie Walsh is Penn Foster’s new Instructor in Early Childhood Education. Before arriving at Penn Foster, Katie taught preschool for more than seven years and served as the Children’s Program Coordinator at a local library. She is an experienced lead teacher and licensed private school director, and is a proud graduate of Elizabethtown College.
What are some of your interests?
When I'm not involved in teaching, my life revolves around: my teenage son and daughter, spending time with family and friends, watching college football and college basketball, reading, baking, antiquing, traveling, and drinking coffee.
What is something your students wouldn’t otherwise know about you?
I enjoy reading, and I generally dislike watching television, so on the rare occasions when I actually watch TV, I do so only with the Closed Captioning turned on.
What are your words to live by?
"Turn your face to the sun, and the shadows fall behind you."
What advice do you have for students who are interested in working in Early Childhood Education?
Stay passionate and motivated! Only very special individuals will genuinely enjoy working with young children, but the rewards of becoming an Early Childhood professional are limitless. Treasure every moment you’ll spend in your classroom.