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 12 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 the 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.

Meet Mrs. Highsmith

A Message to Students

  • Important Reminder:

    Don't forget to use your imagination daily! Albert Einstein Quote - Imagination - Vintage ...

    Three easy ways to strengthen your imagination:

    1. Take time to explore things/hobbies that interest you.

    2. Try something new.

    3. Observe the world around you.



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Joke of the Week


    Have a wonderful summer break!


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    All in-person classes are Monday-Thursday. 

    All remote classes follow the lessons on my canvas page.

    Click on this link to enroll in my Global Class Canvas page:


Last Modified on May 19, 2021