Katie Garris

English Teacher, English Subject Coordinator

I am so excited to be back at DCI for Year 2! At DCI, I am one of the co-advisors of our Student Council, and am the English Subject Coordinator for SY '20-'21. Before finding my home at DCI, I completed my teaching residency with the Capital Teaching Residency, and taught 2 years of 7th grade English at KIPP DC Valor Academy. I love teaching English because reading, writing, & discussing books have always been my favorite things to do - and I love sharing those experiences with my students. I earned my Bachelors in English with a Creative Writing Concentration in poetry from Yale University, and graduated with my Master's in Teaching Secondary English with Relay Graduate School of Education in 2019. In my free time, I love to go hiking & spend time outdoors with my friends, watch movies with my family & my precious niece, or plan my next trip abroad!