About SoulSpark

Our Mission:

To inspire and empower youth changemakers.

About Dr. Kate

From a family of educators, Kate is a mother who has been teaching and learning alongside children and teachers for as long as she can remember.

Kate was awarded a full scholarship to University of Colorado-Boulder for her Master’s in Education with an emphasis in Equity and Multicultural & Bilingual Education. She graduated in just over a year with a 4.0 while working and raising two young children. In addition, Kate has degrees in Spanish and French from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in gifted from the University of Denver where she attended on a dean’s scholarship.

Prior to launching SoulSpark, Kate co-led the successful opening of a K-8 IB World school with a holistic vision for educating gifted and creative learners. She is dedicated to establishing inspiring, diverse and sustainable learning communities where children are at the center of decision making. She collaborates with curious children, parents, educators and clinicians to continually evolve practices. Kate also serves on the board of directors for SENG (Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted).

Presentation Topic Examples:

  • Social and Emotional Development
  • Nurturing the Strengths-Based Aspects of Sensitivities
  • Girls Leadership
  • Get Gifted – Introduction to Giftedness
  • Growing Changemakers
  • Identifying Historically Underserved Gifted Students 
  • Leadership Practices That Support Student Empowerment  
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Our Values

The principles that guide our decision-making.

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Dr. Kate Bachtel

Learner, Educator and Equity Activist