Kate P. Moran has dedicated her life to the education of students who have learning disabilities, mental challenges, and health impairments. As an educator and a scholar, she has been involved in constructing innovative ways of training today’s special-needs youth to become a successful part of society.
Currently, Kate works as the secondary-level special education coordinator for T.C. Williams High School, Minnie Howard School, and the Secondary Training and Education Program (STEP). In her role as coordinator, she works with staff, parents, and students to ensure the success and implementation of special education programming for Alexandria City Public Schools.
Prior to obtaining her position with ACPS, Kate worked at Harper Park Middle School where she created a behavior program that reduced the suspension rate of the special education students in half. She instructed students who qualified for services under the categories of mental retardation, emotional disturbance, other health impairments, and specialized in teaching students with autism.
Education has always been an important part of Kate’s life. Not only did she excel in the Alexandria school system and in her undergraduate and graduate studies, she still seeks new ways to broaden her knowledge and experience.
Kate believes strongly in the importance of investing in education, both through The Scholarship Fund of Alexandria and through her work as an educator. She strives for all persons to have access to educational growth and development, La Pura Vida!
T.C. William High School Class of 1994
B.A., Theater, Catholic University of America, 1998
M.T, Special Education, University of Virginia, 2001