Staff Profile

Mrs. Katie Ueland

Faculty Information

5th Grade Teacher

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Other Information

Master of Arts in Teaching – Santa Clara University Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies; Psychology & Gerontology (minors) – Saint Mary’s College of Notre Dame

Professional Background

I taught fifth grade at a Catholic school in San Jose, California for three years and this is now my third year teaching fifth grade here at OLGC.. I attended Santa Clara University through a teaching program called “Excellence in Catholic Education and Leadership (ExCEL)”. There, I was immediately engulfed in the teaching world starting as a full-time homeroom teacher right off the bat, while earning my masters at the same time. Without any prior teaching experience, I was able to quickly learn the ropes and apply what I was learning in my classes right away, along with great support from my administration and colleagues. My love for teaching has grown each year and I am so blessed to be working with fifth graders here at OLGC!

Faith in Action
My faith is at the center of my life and I enjoy being able to share that with my students. I have attended Catholic schools while growing up and strive to integrate faith across curriculum and into daily routines just like my teachers did for me. I rely on the amazing “power of prayer” and encourage my students to do so as well!

Favorite Teaching Moment
I love when students are able to apply their learned knowledge to the “real world” and get excited about it. One of my favorite moments each year is through a fraction recipe project where students present their work and celebrate the end of our fraction unit and hard work with fun food.

Favorite Food
Can never go wrong with Chick-fil-A!

Favorite Activity Outside of School
Going to concerts and sports games.

Fun Fact About Me
I am a recreational kickball league champion!