Katie Clarke taught Engineering & Design at the Pollard Middle School in Needham for 10 years where she was also responsible for researching and writing the Engineering and Design curriculum for grades seven and eight. Prior to teaching E & D, Katie taught 8th grade science for eight years. She is the Director of the LIFT2 (Leadership Initiatives for Teaching and Technology) Program, an innovative professional learning program for middle and high school science, technology, engineering and math teachers. Katie completed the TUFTS CEEO Engineering Program and The JASON Program for STEM Teaching. In 2008 she was awarded the Above and Beyond Award for Excellence in STEM Teaching by the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council. Katie has a BS in Chemistry from Bridgewater State University and an MS in STEM Education from Fitchburg State University.
In addition to being the LIFT2 Program Director, she is also a DESE Instructor, a Teachers 21 Instructor, and a STEM teacher a Framingham State University.
Katie currently resides in Hanover, MA where she lives with her husband and 2 young children.