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 “As human beings, our job in life is to help people realize how rare and valuable each one of us really is, that each of us has something that no one else has or ever will have something inside that is unique to all time. It’s our job to encourage each other to discover that uniqueness and to provide ways of developing its expression.”

-Mister Rogers

 

 

As a certified elementary teacher, Katie Hecker has over 15 years of teaching experience within New Orleans’ independent schools. During this time, she developed a passion for supporting students with learning differences. As a result, she pursued a Professional Certificate in Educational Therapy from University of California, Riverside. She has experience with a variety of structured literacy programs, including training in the Orton-Gillingham based Wilson Reading System.

With a BA in psychology and an MS in Child Development and Family Relations, Katie is well versed in both the psychosocial as well as educational needs of children. She has experience working with school-based Learning Specialists, developing and implementing interventions for students with language-based and other learning difficulties. She is looking forward to joining the NOLA Learning Support team and their mission of addressing individual learning needs of students from around the city.

 

  • Born and raised in New Orleans (graduated from Isidore Newman School and Louisiana State University)

  • She comes from a family of educators

  • You can find her running in Audubon Park and has an admitted coffee addiction