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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.

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

Experience
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, inclusive and sustainable learning communities where children and educators thrive. She collaborates with curious children, parents, educators and clinicians to continually evolve practices. Kate also serves as president of the board of directors for SENG (Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted).

  • Presentation Topic Examples:
  • Social and Emotional Development (The Heart of EQ)
  • Growing Changemakers

  • What Gifted Learners Need to Thrive

  • Get Gifted – Introduction to Giftedness

  • Supporting Healing from Trauma in the Classroom

  • Girls Leadership
  • 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