Degrees and Certifications:
BA in Studio Art, English, and Education Salem College Winston-Salem, NC (2004)National Board Certified Art Teacher (2010) 2019-2020 Cabarrus County Teacher of the Year
Mrs. Kate Highsmith
Hello Wildcats! I am excited to once again be teaching Global Inquiry and Design at Weddington Hills Elementary. I am a Cabarrus County graduate, and I've taught in Cabarrus County schools for 14 years. I love painting, reading, and being outdoors with my family.
Our class will be focusing on researching, problem-solving, and helping: others, animals, and the planet. We will exploring a variety of topics such as compost, recycling, the effects of plastic on marine life, how to help endangered NC sea turtles, food shortages, the migration of monarch butterflies, and why coral reefs are bleaching around the world. We will be learning about deforestation and raising awareness for what we can do to help.
I am looking forward to exploring, learning, and creating with you.
Remember: (I say) You have a voice; you have a choice. (You say) I can make an impact.
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Nature Club Announcements:
Nature Club is an afterschool extracurricular activity for 4th and 5th grade students.
The Final Nature Club meeting is Thursday, May 25th.
Please arrange transportation to be picked up at 4pm.