Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton
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Katy is the self-published author of "Our Mama is a Beautiful Garden" a breast cancer book for children. She was named CHANGEMAKER by the Minnesota Women's Press and was awarded the Mom's Choice Awards GOLD MEDAL of Excellence, and the Moonbeam Children's Book Awards SILVER MEDAL in the health issues category. In her role of New School Services Project Manager & Makerspace Specialist at Mackin Educational Resources, Katy combines her 17 years of professional communications experience and 8 years of diverse educator background. From building relevant and diverse book collections that provide windows and mirrors for students to creating Makerspaces in media centers giving an outlet for students, fueling engagement, creativity, and curiosity at the same time, Katy assists teachers and librarians look to the future by helping create new school libraries and media centers across the country. Katy is passionate about transforming school libraries, maker education, and literacy. Katy earned a BA in speech communication from Minnesota State University - Moorhead and lives in Minneapolis with her family.
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