Katrina Capola has over 18 years of experience in the field of education, which spans from teaching in a traditional classroom setting to online virtual instruction. After having implemented the company’s multisensory lessons and seeing firsthand the positive impact it had on her students, she is thrilled to have the opportunity to be part of the LWT team.
During her career, Katrina has been a classroom teacher for Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd & 3rd grades, as well as a reading and math interventionist, providing targeted instruction to diverse learners, utilizing the Response-to-Intervention framework. She has mentored student teachers and worked as a lead teacher, providing coaching on differentiation, tiered instruction, guided reading, Number Talks, integrating vocabulary into math instruction and classroom management. Katrina spent 9 years teaching in a blended-learning school setting and conducted national webinars to share her knowledge and expertise on best practices in virtual instruction.
In addition to presenting for LWT, Katrina is a Professional Learning Consultant for NWEA, a non-for-profit, which developed the MAP Growth Assessment. She is honored to be a part of an organization that tests over 10 million students every year across the globe, in grades K-12. Katrina also takes great pride in her work supporting students with special needs throughout the Chicagoland area.
Katrina is a proud graduate of Michigan State University, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. She also received a Master of Arts Degree in Special Education from Concordia University. Katrina holds a professional teaching license in the states of Illinois and Michigan, as well as a Learning Behavior Specialist Endorsement (LBS1). During her free time, she enjoys gardening, crafting, writing, snowboarding and spending time with family and friends.