Katy studies art history at Wellesley College and the University of California, Berkeley, before turning her focus to education. She earned her Montessori early childhood certification and taught at Montessori schools in Santa Fe for many years. Katy later earned her Masters in counseling from Southwestern College, focusing on school counseling. She worked as a college counselor first at the Native American Preparatory School and then at Santa Fe Prep. In 2010 Katy joined Kirsty Mitchell in RGS's 2nd grade classroom, delighted in the students' exuberant engagement with Kirsty's creative curriculum.