Kathe Gogolewski, MAed, taught science as well as first, third, and fourth grades in the West Contra Costa Unified School District. During her tenure, she worked as both a master and mentor teacher, as well as working with new teachers and new teacher candidates in both classroom management and curriculum. She provided teachers with a framework for creating nurturing classrooms that welcomed students of all identities and backgrounds with strategies supporting safety in learning within an attainable and challenging curriculum.
She taught Teaching of Reading at California State University, East Bay, in the teacher credential program. She has presented at workshops and conferences across the U.S. She also developed science curriculum for her district, as well as successfully obtained grants. Since retiring from teaching, she has worked as a volunteer science and language arts teacher in the Vista, Carlsbad, and San Diego Unified School Districts. She has published a children’s book, Tato, and a number of children’s short stories, all with themes that support and foster compassion toward oneself and others.