Katherine McCall Petke
Katherine McCall Petke has been working in the field of education for the past 22 years. She spent time as a preschool teacher, Kindergarten teacher, family resource and support specialist and an environmental education Instructor. She has worked in both public and private schools. Katherine came to the Gardner School in 2002.
Katherine received a Bachelors’ degree from Lewis and Clark College with a major in Psychology and a minor in Australia and New Zealand studies. She returned to Lewis and Clark College and received a Masters’ degree in Teaching with a focus on early childhood and elementary education in 1999. Katherine’s teaching is inspired by the Keat’s quote, “Teaching is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.”
Katherine grew up in the Columbia River Gorge and spent much of her childhood outdoors. Katherine loves spending time with her family. She enjoys walking, singing, reading, and eating delicious vegetarian food!