Youth Development Coordinator:Katy Branston
Phone: (406)728-2400 x 4271
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Hi! My name is Katy Branston and I am thrilled to be starting my second school year at Hawthorne Elementary as the Flagship Coordinator. Last year’s programs included everything from cultural cooking and tricky science to swing dance, basketball, and more! I look forward to offering some exciting new programs while working with such a wonderful community of students, staff, parents, and community partners. I am proud to be a Hawthorne Hawk!
A Southern girl at heart, I was born and raised in Memphis, TN, home of the blues, Elvis, and the world's best barbeque. I attended college at Elon University, a mid-sized liberal arts school in central North Carolina. During my time there, I got my degree in corporate communications and spent a semester studying abroad in Perugia, Italy soaking up the Italian culture. In the summertime, I served as a counselor and activity leader at two summer camps, which is where I developed my passion for working with kids. Camp songs and games are some of my favorite ways to connect with kids!
When I'm not working I can be found doing something outdoors, most likely with a Frisbee in hand. I am a member of the Mental Toss Flycoons, Missoula's elite co-ed ultimate Frisbee team. I also enjoy disc golfing, backpacking, fishing, biking, skiing, soccer, kickball, and anything else that keeps me active. I love sharing my skills and passions with the students at Hawthorne while helping them explore their own through a diverse range of programs. Feel free to contact me or stop by my office in the Family Resource Center if you have any ideas or input for Hawthorne's Flagship program or if you would like to be further involved in this great school community.
Thank you for supporting Hawthorne Flagship!!