PTO Spotlight with Kim Katz


FullSizeRender-2PTO Spotlight with Understanding our Differences Co-chair, and Teacher Appreciation Co-chair, Kim Katz: Q: Tell us about your family.A: My family includes our son Dylan who is in the third grade, my husband Mark, and three frogs.Q: Tell us how you've been involved in the PTO?A: When my son started Driscoll, I became involved right away with the PTO and the community. I thought it would be a great way to meet new people, and help out in any way. I'm currently the co-chair of Understanding our Differences with Alison Schonwald, and I'm co-chairing with (partner in crime) Robyn Hunter for next week's Teacher Appreciation Breakfast.Q: Tell us more about Understanding our Differences.A: Understanding Our Differences (UOD) is an educational program that teaches elementary school children to develop understanding and respect for fellow students and others with physical, sensory or developmental differences. UOD is an interactive awareness curriculum that Brookline Elementary Schools teach to all 4th and 5th grades. Each fall students participate in a four part series introducing various kinds of differences. The curriculum goals help our students understand how differently abled people adapt and live full, productive lives as well as increase tolerance and reduce bullying.Q: Does your son have a favorite PTO program?A: My son's favorite program is the Spring Fair. Honestly, who wouldn't want to be with their friends, ride on cool rides, eat tons of junk food, and get their hair sprayed, and go to bed way after bed time!Q: Fun Fact: What's something we should know about you that we don't?A: I grew up in the midwest and met my husband in college. My son Dylan now goes to the same elementary school that my husband attended (years, years, back)!! Additional fun fact: Ms. Neale was his librarian! I also just started a business called Mind Baby Body, so I don't have any free time now!