Katie McNamara is a Future Ready Teacher Librarian currently teaching at North High School in Bakersfield, CA and Fresno Pacific University. She holds an MA in Literacy and three California credentials: Teacher Librarian Services, Reading Specialist, and Single Subject Teaching: English. She is an active member of the California School Library Association, currently serving as Southern Region Section 1 Rep and Conference Committee. Additionally, she serves on Kern Council Teachers of English (KCTE), is a MackinTYSL (Transform Your School Library) Advocate, #calibchat co-founder, and Ed Change Global organizer. She stays active in planning, badging, and presenting her local CUE, affiliate CUE, and Edumatch events. As a Teacher Librarian, Katie McNamara has had ample experience in connecting her students to the best digital resources and digital resource management available. Katie has helped students and teachers alike maximize the tools available to be innovative learners and lesson planners, respectively. Katie is passionate about preparing students for colleges and careers, and she makes a conscious effort to emphasize the importance of responsible digital citizenship including the shift to digital leadership in all of her teaching, which ranges from ESL to GATE K-12+ students.
Katie recently launched Bootcamp PD. She is an ambassador of literacy and innovation and thrives on learning and discovering new ways to make learning enjoyable. Her latest discoveries include hyperdocs and AR/VR. Katie is passionate about inspiring and empowering others. One of her greatest joys comes from the ripple effect of helping a teacher who then uses that in their classroom and then shares with another teacher and so on. Create. Inspire. Empower. Repeat. She is also a proud boymom.