Katherine (Kate) Moore is a doctoral candidate in the Cognitive Science Program in the Human Development Department at Teachers College, Columbia University. She holds a Masters of Philosophy (M.Phil) from Teachers College in Cognitive Science and a second Masters in the Science of Teaching (MST) in Middle Childhood Education and Special Education from Pace University. She also holds a dual teaching certification as a Generalist and Special Educator in English, Math, and Science. She earned her Bachelors degree (BA) in Anthropology from Barnard College. Currently, Kate studies how collaborative discourse impacts problem-solving, performance, innovation, and learning.
Before her doctoral work, Kate was a classroom teacher for 10 years. Feel free to view a summary of her work in the classroom here. She taught as an English, Technology, and Special Education teacher at PS 224 in the South Bronx, NY, a Learning Specialist at Newark Collegiate Academy in Newark, NJ, a Head teacher for SKILLs at the Cooke Institute in Manhattan, NY, and a Science Teacher at the Environmental Charter School in Pittsburgh, PA. For the past year, she has worked as a Lead Professional Development Coach in 11 different schools across the New York City area as part of the Center for the Professional Education of Teachers (CPET).