Katie Hecker, MS 
Associate ET

“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

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. 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 recently completed a graduate program at The University of California, Riverside, receiving her Certification in Educational Therapy. She is in the process of becoming nationally accredited through the Association of Educational Therapy (AET). 


Katie has experience with a variety of structured literacy programs, including training in the Orton-Gillingham based Wilson Reading System. She has experience working with school-based Learning Specialists, developing and implementing interventions for students with language-based and other learning difficulties. She is thrilled to be part of the NOLA Learning Support team and their mission of addressing individual learning needs of students from around the city.