Kate Gjerde taught ESL for five years in three different districts—Minneapolis, Robbinsdale, and Edina—before starting with Hopkins Public Schools in 2010. She likes teaching second graders. Most of the time they get her jokes, so she thinks they are the smartest students! Kate is working on a book about her return to Korea after she was reunited with her biological mother and brother.
Kate earned her BA in Mass Communications, Language Arts, and ESL licensure.