Phone: 704-260-6350


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 ElementaryI 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.


In the event of inclement weather, click here to access my Global Encore class optional choice board.

Ocean Bingo Slides for Jan 20th Lesson.

  • Infographic

Meet Mrs. Highsmith

A Message to Students

  • PYP IB Learner Profile Traits

    IB Learner Profile


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  • Twitter: @WHES_Global

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Nature Club

  • Nature Club Announcements:

    Nature Club is an afterschool extracurricular activity for 4th and 5th grade students.

    The Nature Club will meet for the second time on Thursday, November 10th.  

    The Nature Club will meet the 2nd Thursday of each month from October-May. 

    Please arrange transportation to be picked up at 4pm.

Last Modified on January 9, 2023