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Ms. Kate Franzen

Hi Buccaneers! My name is Mrs. Franzen and I will be Bryan Road's new AIG teacher. Last year I taught AIG at Aversboro Elementary, and will continue to do so this year and at Bryan Road to do AIG full time! 

This is my eighth year teaching. In the past, I have taught fourth grade and innovation station, a specialist class for K-5 students focusing on technology and the 4 Cs. My favorite thing about being a teacher is helping students grow as learners, both inside the classroom and out in the world! In 2019 I finished my master's degree in learning design and technology and believe that technology in education should enhance learning. I have also written STEM curriculum, math curriculum, and worked as a project manager. 
 
I want to be a teacher who challenges students to push their potential while still encouraging them to embrace their strengths. Critical thinking, creativity, communication, and collaboration are always a huge focus in my classroom. I am so excited to meet the Bryan Road family of students, families, and colleagues!
 
My husband, Bret, and I moved from Minnesota to North Carolina in 2019. We live in Holly Springs with our two pets- Porter, a black cat, and Finnley, a German Shepherd.  Bret and I have begun the adoption process and are hoping to add two children to our family soon! In my spare time, I love to go to group exercise classes, go to the beach, read, and listen to podcasts. I am a huge Green Bay Packer fan, too! Go pack go