Katie Hester recently graduated from St. Catherine University with a M.Ed. in elementary education and a STEM certificate. In fall of 2002, she moved to Minnesota from Glen Ellyn, IL in order to pursue her B.A. in Spanish Studies and minors in Family Social Science and Foreign Studies at the University of Minnesota. Language learning began when she was 14 years old and lived in Mexico with a local host family. While attending University she traveled throughout Costa Rica and studied abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She is passionate about language, being exposed to new ideas, cultures and experiences, as well as endless learning. Ultimately, she is so excited to be part of such a unique IB and Spanish Immersion community and looks forward to an amazing year ahead.