Katie Walther

Katie Walther loves to read! In fact, she’s kept track of every book she’s read since fourth grade. This passion for reading led Katie to pursue a career in education. She began her career as a seventh-grade Language Arts teacher in Schaumburg, Illinois where she earned the Outstanding Early Career Educator Merit Award presented by Illinois Those Who Excel. In 2016, Katie moved to sunny Colorado and continued to teach seventh-grade Language Arts at Fox Ridge Middle School. While teaching, Katie earned a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus on reading and writing from the University of Colorado: Denver. Katie enjoys learning alongside her colleagues at state and local conferences. She also shares sessions with teachers that include practical strategies for creating positive reading communities in their own classrooms. After nine years of teaching, Katie’s enthusiasm for collaborating with teachers led her to transition to an instructional coaching role in the Cherry Creek School District. 

Katie is excited about the publication of A Year for the Books. This book and podcast project co-authored with her mother, Maria Walther, walks K-8 teachers through the routines and mindsets for creating a student-centered reading community. You can find Katie on Instagram @ayear4thebooks.

Katie Walther

Instagram: @ayear4thebooks

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