Mrs. Mary Kate Newton

Librarian, Exploratarium Coordinator

Year Started: 2016

Degrees: B.A., English, University of Dayton; B.S., Education, University of Dayton; M.A., Teaching, Miami University

Awards and Memberships: Certified Google Educator; Member of the International Society of Technology in Education; Graduate of Miami’s Global Field Program which allowed study in Belize, Kenya and Australia

Experience: 8 years in education prior to The Summit; Taught seventh grade Language Arts for eight years; Worked as technology integration specialist and librarian for Catholic grade school;

Inspiration: I come from a family of educators, and as far back as I can remember I was surrounded by both formal and informal opportunities to learn. I love approaching life as a learner, and am excited to be a part of the tradition of excellence at The Summit.

Philosophy: I believe it is important to create an educational environment that values community and promotes academic curiosity. I hope to broaden student horizons by exploring the world through literature, and by helping students develop 21st Century skills across the curriculum.