Dr. Katherine McKnight is passionate about creating curricula that engage all students in the regular education classroom. And she is completely committed to the development, sharing, and promotion of ideas and strategies that develop literacy skills in adolescent students so that they can grow to be active, creative adults.
Katherine is an author, educator and consultant. She began her career as a high school English teacher in the Chicago Public School system more than 20 years ago. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Today, she serves as Distinguished Professor of Research at National Louis University.
She travels worldwide as a professional development consultant and is a sought-after speaker in the fields of adolescent literacy, inclusive classrooms, Common Core State Standards, interdisciplinary literacy, and integrating technology in the 21st century classroom. In addition, Katherine publishes regularly in professional journals and is the author and coauthor of many books including The Common Sense Guide to the Common Core and The Teacher’s Big Book of Graphic Organizers, Grades 5-12 (recipient of the 2013 Teachers’ Choice Award).