Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor in Elementary Education, Masters Degree in Special Education from University of Florida
Ms. Kathleen Tio
I absolutely love being an Oakview Owl! My family and I moved to North Carolina in 2016 from Florida and we continue to love living here! I graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and a Master’s Degree in Special Education. I am about to begin my eleventh year teaching children who have special needs 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 who have been diagnosed with Autism. I have been married to my husband, Mike, for ten years and we have three kids- Mikey (6), Taylor (3), and Kenley (8 months). Our family also includes our three kitties! As a family, we absolutely love animals and enjoy going to parks, zoos, visiting with friends, spending time outdoors, and just being together (the more laughs and silliness, the better!) I am definitely ready to meet my new class and create some new “owlsome” memories together!