Alum Kate Perry Named a Contra Costa County Teacher of the Year

Thursday, October 01, 2015
School photo of Kate Perry

ANTIOCH HERALD -- This past July, Kate Perry began her fifth year of teaching social science to grades 9 – 12 at Independence High School, in Brentwood. The nine-year teacher also taught social studies at St. Patrick-St. Vincent High School in Vallejo, and worked as a service learning coordinator for Irvington High School in Fremont. Perry attained her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from San Francisco State University, earning her teaching credentials at Mills College and University of California Extension. Last year, she received her Master’s degree in education from Mills College.

“She showed me that if I stayed focused on my schoolwork and I worked hard, I could graduate on time,” reports Perry’s former student, Tiffany Montana. “Ms. Perry knew I could be anything I wanted, and helped me realize that I really could be anything I wanted to be.”