Experience: Kate has a lifelong love of learning and has been an avid reader since she was a small child. Kate received a B.S. from Purdue University and went on to pursue a degree in the field of law from Valparaiso University in Indiana. She has spent several years working as a trial attorney. Despite enjoying the knowledge gained through this experience, Kate has wanted to work with children and assist them with their educational needs for several years. She has been working with the Grade Power team to open our location in Skokie for the past year and is excited to be a member of this team. Kate believes that, through our center, we can help children academically, improve their learning skills, and teach them how to succeed in school AND life.
Favorite Quotes: The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future in life. Plato Let us think of education as the means of developing our greatest abilities, because in each of us there is a private hope and dream which, fulfilled, can be translated into benefit for everyone and greater strength for our nation. ~John F. Kennedy
Fun Fact: Kate enjoys spending her free time with family and friends - and her rescue dogs, Lexie and Libby, who are amazing! On the weekends, she likes to go biking and bake. Whenever possible, Kate loves to go hiking with her sister, Chris.
Meet Grace, the newest addition to the GradePower Learning Skokie team. Grace has a B.S. in Elementary Education from Illinois State University and currently works as a teacher’s assistant in Glenview. An avid reader since childhood, Grace has always enjoyed learning and looked up to her teachers as valuable role models. As an academic coach, she hopes to ignite that same spark and love of learning in our students. Grace looks forward to helping students at our Skokie center develop confidence and grow academically in many subject areas. Grace counts math as her favorite subject. In her free time, she enjoys reading, baking, and catching up on her favorite TV shows. Favorite quotes: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead “I am only one, but I am still one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something. And because I cannot do everything I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.” – Helen Keller