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Ms. Katie DePompolo
My name is Katie DePompolo. I am a 5th-grade teacher at East Elementary. My teaching journey began in my home state of Michigan (the "high five" of the United States!). It was there that I graduated with a Bachelors in Mathematics with an emphasis on Elementary Education from Grand Valley State University. After graduation, I moved to North Carolina where I taught 4th grade for 2 years. However, the heat and humidity were not for me (ironic I know) and I made a move further North to Virginia. In Virginia, I lived just south of the Nation's Capital and I was surrounded by many, amazing US historical sights. I taught 4th grade for 3 years in Virginia. Now, my journey has brought me to Waynesville where I get to continue to inspire and share my passion for teaching with 5th graders.
A little bit about me is that I love being outdoors. I grew up on the water, playing in the snow and fishing on the lakes. I continue to do those things as much as possible! I recently bought a bow, so on the weekends, you may find me archery shooting. I love watching football (Go Cowboys... and Lions, I guess!) and hockey (Go Wings!). My favorite things are coffee, chocolate, the color teal and spending time with family and friends.
I am so excited to start a new year at East Elementary and knock this school year out of the park!