Katie writes about education issues and stories coming from Mesa County Valley School District 51, Colorado Mesa University and surrounding area schools.
Bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Northern Colorado.
Katie is a Colorado native and joined the Daily Sentinel in 2015 after working as an education reporter at the Montrose Daily Press.
She loves live music, being outside as much as possible, coffee, cooking, baking and travel. Her Mini-Australian Shepherd, Cooper, is responsible for at least 50 percent of her sanity on a daily basis.
Four finalists for superintendent of School District 51 were announced Thursday after school board members spent … more
School District 51 Board of Education members will most likely not pursue voter approval to build a new high school … more
Soaring spring temperatures in Grand Junction this past week tied or broke previous record highs for five days in a … more
Grain, hops, yeast, water — 11 local breweries mix and match ingredients to create dozens of unique craft … more
Stephanie Bailey stood by a brick building in downtown Grand Junction and grinned at a newly installed plaque, … more
A Grand Junction woman who allegedly burned expletives onto her own skin, as part of a detailed scheme to frame her … more
District 51 Board of Education President John Williams announced Tuesday that he will apply to be the school … more
Nearly 40 local business owners and community leaders gathered at St. Mary’s Medical Center on Friday to … more
A veteran Redlands Middle School special-needs teacher was issued a felony summons on Friday after he allegedly … more
For a group of R5 High School students, attending class lately involves a lot of loud noises, hard work, a few odd … more
Board of Education members may soon ask Mesa County voters to consider up to $200 million in capital improvements, … more
For the second year in a row, Grand Valley residents will have to travel at least 40 miles for low-cost medical … more
In the spring of 2014, Colorado Mesa University was wrestling with how to respond to tragedy — reports of … more
Palisade High School seniors Laura Richardson, Victoria Gabardi and Rachel Driscoll arrived at St. Mary’s … more
People from across the Western Slope joined local Republican leaders and government officials on Saturday afternoon … more
Two men suspected of holding a 68-year-old woman at gunpoint in her Fruitvale home last month while they stole … more
For 21 years, the soaring Victorian house on the corner of 10th and Main streets was a safe haven for women, men … more
For dozens of local students on Friday, going to school meant building medical equipment, learning about a 3D … more
School District 51 is looking for ways to heal the effects of trauma, which often impact how children learn and … more
A survey of 200 School District 51 teachers shows that nearly three-quarters of them feel stressed or very stressed … more