Katie Sullivan

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Katie Sullivan

Hello, my name is Katie Sullivan and I am so excited to be teaching PreK at GCES this year! I am a Bulldog at heart and always have been. I attended GCES, GCMS, and GCHS and graduated in 2015. I was really involved during my high school years and participated in anything I could fit into my busy schedule. I am a recent graduate of Auburn University where I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education. I loved my time in Auburn and will always cheer on the Tigers. War Eagle! This is my first year teaching so it is especially special to spend it at my alma mater. I love this quote by Loris Malaguzzi, "We need to define the role of the adult, not as a transmitter but as a creator of relationships- relationships not only between people but also between things, between thoughts, with the environment." I love this because it defines the teacher as a facilitator, not a director and lecturer. My job is to facilitate learning for the children in my class in a way that allows them to come alongside me and really take ownership in their own education. I strive to create a cooperative learning environment, not a coercive one. I am thankful to have the opportunity to put into practice all that I have learned  with my first class of students at GCES this year.