Hello, my name is Katie Heet, and I’m beginning my first course in the Creighton Ed.D Program. I teach first grade at The Summit Preparatory School, an independent school in Springfield, Missouri. Having taught Kindergarten through 3rd grade, serving as a classroom teacher and lead teacher, I’m passionate about working with young children to develop a foundation for learning and success. This is my first year as the Director of Summer Programs, and I will be taking on additional administrative responsibilities in the upcoming school year. I graduated from St. Louis University with a Bachelor’s in English and hold a Masters of Arts Teaching in Early Childhood Education from Webster University. Personally, my husband Joe and I have been married for four years. We recently moved to the historic district and have a long list of house projects awaiting us. We enjoy the outdoors and spend our time traveling, cooking, and camping.