Kate at 90!


Kate and I began working as a team in the Fall of 1970. I had just become certified as a school psychologist and she was a social worker. I evaluated the children referred to us and Kate worked with the families. She made home visits. A memorable one was when she arrived at the door of a family we had concerns about. As the door opened to her she was thrown to the ground by the police with guns drawn and commanded to stay down as the police continued into the house. Shortly thereafter she returned to our home base, Powell’s Lane School rather shaken up with torn stockings (we were still wearing skirts in that era) and some bruises. This episode did not stop her from making home visits. She was an integral part of the community and school system. I loved working with her and we became fast friends and remained friends even after I changed districts.

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