Katelyn Oellerich, Ed.S.
Hometown: Mineral Point
High school graduated from: Mineral Point
College: All at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Katelyn earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a Scientist Practitioner Emphasis in 2009, her Master of Science in Education in School Psychology in 2013, and her Education Specialist Degree in School Psychology in 2015.
Previous employment: For the last year, Katelyn has been the School Psychologist at Darlington Community School District. From 2014-17, she worked as a School Psychologist and PBS Coach in the Madison Metropolitan School District, where she worked at Olson Elementary. Katelyn also had prior practicum experience within the Madison Metropolitan School District at Lowell and Lindbergh Elementary as well as West High School. In addition to experience as a school psychologist, Katelyn has had related experience working as a substitute teacher within the Fort Atkinson School District, a runaway and youth services coordinator for Lutheran Social Services of Rock County, and a line therapist through the Wisconsin Early Autism Project.
Spouse/child names: I am married to Theron, and we have one child Jack (2).
Hobbies/Free time interests: I enjoy spending my free time with my family. Some of our favorite activities include: gardening, visiting local parks, taking walks with our dog, and taking day trips to the zoo and museums. In addition to family activities, I enjoy running, yoga, and reading.
What attracted you to apply at MP Schools? The Mineral Point Unified School District was attractive to me because of their forward thinking approaches including their use of Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) and the sense of pride in the school system that is encompassed throughout the town.
Quotable: I believe that all children can learn, given the right supports. I am passionate about using data to work with students to enhance their overall academic, emotional, behavioral, and social needs. I do this by being present in the school and getting to know students and staff. I am also very committed to collaborating with school staff, families, and community providers to support with wrap-around services.
Building relationships with students, staff, and parents, is very important to me. When creating plans for students, I believe it is important to understand the whole student and then create consistent supports and expectations across all environments to help that student to succeed. As a previous co-worker of mine once said, “I may not be able to be all of the stars that need to align for this student, but I can be one of them.”