Congrats to Katy Birmingham
2019-2020 TEACHER OF THE YEAR!
I am currently living out my dream job at Angie Debo as a kindergarten teacher. This is my seventh year of teaching and my fourth as a Debo dolphin.
My path to education has been a pretty straight shot. My grandmother was a teacher and principal, and I was blessed with some of the most incredible educators in my early childhood that acted as examples for everything I wanted to be.
I earned a soccer scholarship to UCO where I competed as a four year starter. At the same time, I was working towards a degree in Early Childhood Education. I knew I wanted to help students in their earliest and -I’d like to think- most formative years of development by creating a firm foundation and love of learning.
After college I jumped straight into teaching kindergarten, and I have yet to move. I enjoy getting students engaged and excited about new concepts. I also enjoy helping develop my students’ social and emotional abilities through promoting teamwork, confidence, tolerance, and respect. I love watching the progression of growth in each student both socially and academically throughout the year.
When I’m not at school, I enjoy spending time with my husband and best friend, Joshua and our 16 month old daughter, Berkley. She is our whole world.
I am equal parts humbled and ecstatic to be named Angie Debo’s 2019-2020 Teacher of the Year. I am so honored to work with such amazing and inspiring people. Angie Debo is home to the most incredible faculty, staff, parents, and students. I couldn’t be more thankful for these people, this place, and this honor.
Thank you all so much from the bottom of my heart!