About

Hi, my name is Katie Kohuch and welcome to my e-portfolio. I will be using this site to blog about my journey as an education student and as a space to collective store content that will support my educational endeavor in becoming an elementary teacher.  I am currently an Education After Degree student at the University of Regina in the Early Elementary program. I also have two previous degrees, a Bachelor of Human Justice and a Bachelor of Arts, Psychology Honours.

I have always had a passion for teaching, but it was not until my more recent work experience in early child care that I realized I wanted to go back to the classroom myself.  Working with young children on a daily basis for the past five years and implementing the Ministry’s focus on Play and Exploration and Emergent Curriculum has solidified that being an educator is the career path for me.

My Family

This is my immediate family. We are a very close group of four who loved to travel and spend the holidays together. We enjoying teasing one another and reminiscing about the many memories we share.

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This is my little brother Fred and I at Elk Ridge Resort in Northern Saskatchewan.  The two of use can be quite goofy at times, but we make a great team. I am very lucky that my best friend is also my brother.

My immediate family has grown in recent years, as I now share my life with my significant other, Jose Miguel and his two daughters, Gaia and Ever. I am truly blessed to have the three of them in my world!

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My family and I are also very connected to our cultural roots.  All of my great-grandparents immigrated from Ukraine and through my family, I have been able to learn and practice traditions such as baking Paska bread and making Pysanka (Ukrainian Easter Eggs). The basket of eggs was made by a preschool group I worked with a few years ago when we were learning about different cultures. The children used wax crayons to layer the dye.

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While attending the University of Regina for my first two degrees, I was heavily involved in the cheerleading community.  I was an athlete on both the U of R Cheerleading Team and the Rider Cheerleading Team. I spent many years volunteering my time as a coach for high school teams and was a member of the Saskatchewan Cheerleading Association.

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Giving back to the sport that gave me so much and being a mentor to young women and men was has influenced my current pursuit of an education degree.

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In 2012 I decided to try something new and joined the Regina Polonia Dance Ensemble. As a group, we traveled to Poland for an International Festival, which was a truly memorable experience. I was also able to participate in Regina’s Mosaic, A Festival of Cultures, as a dancer and as an Ambassador for the Polish pavilion.

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Thanks for checking out my page! I hope you enjoyed getting to know a little more about me.

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One thought on “About

  1. Hi Katie! I wanted to leave a quick comment saying I am really glad you posted that TedTalks for your inspiration. (I tried to comment on the page but there was no option, so I am invading your ‘About’ page instead!) I remember seeing it a while ago and it was time to see it again. Her passion for ensuring kids get the best education possible is very admirable. Probably what stood out to me, listening this time around, is: “Seek first to understand, as opposed to being understood”. I think everyone has the right to be understood – but they also have the responsibility to listen, and set aside prejudice to look at issues more deeply or from other angles. Perhaps, after really thinking about something, you may realize that your opinion is no longer as valid as you once thought it was, and that’s OK!

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