Phone: 719 494 2909
Degrees and Certifications:
BA - Geography and Environmental Sciences MA - Inquiry Based Education Math Certificate of instruction
Mrs. Katy Gibe
Oh Wow! Where do I begin? I'll break it down and only give you the highlights.
I am a Native to Colorado Springs. I grew up on the Westside of town near Garden of the Gods. I am the only child of two teachers. My late mother, my best friend, was a library technology educator and my father was a nationally recognized band director. Mr. Downey has been volunteering in my classroom for the last 13 years. He is a vital part of the superhero culture here at MRES. He has a way of knowing just how to connect with fifth graders!
In June 2012, I was blessed to marry the love of my life, Jeremy. Our life revolves around our two Kitties Buddy and Little. We are very proud of our little family! I try to stay active by hiking, playing soccer, hitting golf balls and pretty much anything which involves fun! I love to skate, (I used to play roller derby), craft, play games and read. My favorite genres are memoirs, fantasy and mystery.
Before I became a teacher, I attended The University of Colorado Springs where I earned my Bachelors degree in Geography and Environmental Sciences and my Teaching certificate through the Teacher Education Program. I immediately began teaching in Colorado Springs School District 11. Five years into my teaching career, I earned my Masters Degree in Inquiry Based Teaching. My passion is science education! I believe we do our best work when we make our own discoveries through persistent effort and deliberate observation.
This will be my twenty-first year in teaching and my eleventh year at Meridian Ranch Elementary School!