Kate Williams is a leader and education professional working in Washtenaw County, MI. After earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art Education from Western Michigan University Kate began teaching art in Detroit. She instructed visual art for eight years, most recently at Mitchell Elementary in Ann Arbor, an International Baccalaureate World School, where she designed curriculum focused on inquiry and culturally relevant teaching. Throughout her time teaching Kate focused her career around student-centered design, choice based arts education, and community involvement and social justice in education. She is a member of the Community Action Network Art & Design advisory board, where she has worked as an education specialist to develop community arts programming for youth.
Kate earned a Master of Arts in Arts Leadership and Cultural Management from Colorado State University, inspiring a career change from the classroom to the administrative world. She currently puts her skills in community engagement, program management, event planning and marketing to work as an Instructional Coordinator for Washtenaw Community College’s Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences Division.
When Kate is not working she enjoys being an active member of her community. She also is a ceramic artist and painter, and has taught community ceramics classes for Pewabic Pottery in Detroit, MI. She has shown work and been a studio member of various ceramics studios throughout her artistic career including The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Frostic School of Art at Western Michigan University, Oakland Community College, Pewabic Pottery, and Yourist Pottery Studio in Ann Arbor, MI.