Kacie earned a BS in biology with a chemistry minor. While at SOU, Kacie worked in the residence halls and was a member of the National Residence Hall Honorary. She completed a Masters in education, curriculum and instruction with a middle school science emphasis in 2008 from Arizona State University. She has used her education as an elementary and middle school teacher for seven years, teaching in California and Arizona. During that time, she also wrote science curriculum with the University of Arizona. Kacie is currently a faculty member at Western Governors University, where she teaches educational leadership to practicing teachers throughout the country from her home in Gig Harbor, Washington. She also serves as the faculty counselor for one of WGU’s honor societies and is a member of the Washington Professional Educators Advisory Board.
“My time at SOU taught me skills beyond my biology degree. I was able to experience a student-centered faculty model that I’ve used in both my K-12 teaching career and current position as a university faculty member. Now I’m able to replicate and teach that to educators nation-wide!”