Degrees and Certifications:
University of Florida with a Master’s Degree in Special Education
Ms. Kathleen Tio
I am so excited to be an Oakview Owl! My family and I just moved to North Carolina last year after living in Florida our entire lives! We are absolutely loving it here- it’s beautiful! I graduated from the University of Florida with a Master’s Degree in Special Education. I have taught children who have special needs (primarily Autism) for eight years and I have such a passion for the students that I teach! I have taught preschool, kindergarten, first, and second grade! During my career, I have been blessed with many opportunities to grow professionally. I have acted as a teacher mentor, led trainings, and done some consulting work, helping teachers in other school districts set up their classrooms to best support children that have been diagnosed with Autism. I have been married to my husband, Mike, for eight years and we have two kids: Mikey (4) and Taylor (15 months). As a family, we absolutely love animals and enjoy going to parks, visiting with family, spending time outdoors, and just being together (the more laughs and silliness, the better!) I am definitely ready to meet my new class and start a new chapter here at Oakview!