Kati has worked in education for nearly two decades, beginning her career as an elementary school teacher in Denver’s highly respected Cherry Creek School District. While there, she was one of only eight district faculty members selected to join a leadership-development initiative that helped her achieve a master’s degree in Education Leadership from the University of Northern Colorado and a State of Colorado license to serve as a school principal. After completion of that graduate program, Kati became an administrator of the Cherry Creek School District, which prepared her to follow God’s calling into Christian education as Principal of Denver Christian School.
Kati joined Cherry Hills Christian School in 2014, initially serving in different roles that included Assistant Principal and Dean of Faculty. While getting to know the ins and outs of CHC in those initial years, she also completed the Association of Christian Schools International’s Leadership University program, earning a Head of School Endorsement.
She was named CHC’s Head of School in 2019.
Serving others is at the heart of Cherry Hills Christian School, and Kati derives immense joy from fulfilling that aspect of the school’s mission. She is committed to equipping the next generation of students to grow in depth and understanding of their relationship with Christ and to live as God’s beloved children with unique strengths, skills and callings of their own. She also is passionate about leading and inspiring teachers, and about fostering positive and dynamic school cultures and innovative academic environments.
Kati and her husband, Brandon, have two CHC Lions. Their family loves spending time together, enjoying all Colorado has to offer, from skiing in the winter to hiking, biking and camping in the summer. Her favorite Bible verse: "16 I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18 may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.20 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen." - Ephesians 3:16-21