Katherine Dorn Zotovich has been an elementary
school educator for more than 23 years. She graduated from California State Polytechnic
University in San Luis Obispo, California with a Bachelor of Science degree. There she
majored in Child Development, minored in Art and she received her Life teaching
credentials in Multiple Subject (K-12). She earned her Masters Degree in Education from
Point Loma University in Southern California, where she specialized in school counseling,
earning a Pupil Personnel Services Credential.
In her teaching career, she has taught preschool children and every grade level
Kindergarten through sixth. She has spent most of her teaching career in primary
education. She has also donated time as an elementary school counselor helping "at
risk" youth. In addition to teaching, she has spent much of her recent years in
education as Student Study Team Coordinator assisting in developing programs and
interventions for students who are identified as "at risk."
The author has overseen the care of her elderly parents since 1993. She has worked
closely with several agencies and support groups regarding their health care. She is a
member of the Alzheimers Association. She is a member of a local network of baby
boomers with aging parents. She is also a member of a local Artists Way group
where writing her own journal inspired her to write the My Memory Maker and Making
Katherine lives with her husband, Peter, her sons Ryan and Christopher and her daughter
Sara Jayne on the Central California Coast. There she teaches and volunteers much of her
time. During her leisure hours, she enjoys tending her familys vegetable garden on
their rural acre with her husband and children, reading, painting, taking long walks,
volunteering and journaling.