Katie is the Subject Matter Expert Lead on the IDLA Curriculum Team. Before joining IDLA, Katie taught secondary agriculture education for seven years. She has a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Education and an M. Ed in Curriculum and Instruction, both from the University of Idaho. Katie has a passion for creating innovative opportunities for equitable, engaging learning experiences. She enjoys spending time with her family, playing in the mountains, and photography.
My name is Katie Lind and I teach first grade with IDLA. I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Washington in 2010 and my Masters Degree in Instructional Design from Western Governors University in 2022. I’ve previously taught in many different states all over the country while supporting my husband, Jason, in his military career. We moved to Coeur d’Alene, Idaho in 2020 with our daughter, Charlie, and our Boxador pup, Anna. I taught with the Coeur d’Alene school district for two years before joining IDLA. I absolutely love living in North Idaho and experiencing all the beauty it has to offer. I spend most of my free-time enjoying the outdoors year-round by hiking, snow-skiing, paddle-boarding, and camping.
Monique graduated from Boise State University in 2013 with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. She went back to school in 2018 to obtain her Masters in Language and Literacy from Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Over the past decade, Monique has taught in both the elementary and middle school settings around the Treasure Valley. She has also spent 3 years teaching English to children online who live in China.
Monique and her husband enjoy fixing up their starter home in Star and spending as much time with their son Isaiah, who was born this year. Monique is excited to be part of the IDLA team!
Heather obtained her Bachelor’s in Elementary Education at the University of Idaho, then went on to pursue her Master’s in Education Media Design and Technology from Full Sail University. She taught for 12 years, running the gamut from Kindergarten through 8th grade. Her favorite moments in the classroom were filled with the incorporation of technology and new innovative ways to solve problems. She then gained experience through becoming a Learning Management System and Online Curriculum Manager, which led her to finding joy in helping people learn about, and troubleshoot, the programs and technologies they use everyday in education. She joined the IDLA team in 2022 and is excited to help the IDLA community as a Technology Support Specialist.