LMS Specialized Instructional Designer
Kate Berger, MAT, is the LMS specialized instructional designer for CWTS. She is passionate about creating systems and structures that help all children thrive. In this role, she is responsible for the design, maintenance, and quality control of the learning management system, ensuring ease of use for learners.
As a lifelong educator, Kate works hard to help people understand complex problems in ways that make sense to them. She started her career as a high school science teacher in Leland, Mississippi. She relocated to Los Angeles and then Washington, DC, where she taught biology and physics to students in grades 7–12 while earning her master’s degree. After realizing she could impact more students as an administrator, Kate became the dean of academics at Maya Angelou Academy at New Beginnings, a charter school located inside a youth detention facility. There she joined an amazing group of students and staff working tirelessly to change outcomes for youth who had been adjudicated delinquent, many of whom had experience with the child welfare and foster care systems. In 2012, she relocated to Denver, where she was founding principal of STRIVE Prep—Excel High School. After transferring to an assistant principal role at North High School in 2016, it was not long before she felt the call back to the classroom, and she taught AP Physics for two more years at North through the pandemic. Kate joined the Kempe Center in May 2023.
In her free time, Kate loves to read, do puzzles, and play board games with her spouse, Jillian, and spend time with their two cats and two dogs. They love to hike in the Rocky Mountains. Kate is also a truly mediocre competitive masters weight lifter.