Katelyn Dunham

1st Grade Teacher


Hometown:  Mineral Point

High school graduated from: Mineral Point

College: Katelyn earned her Bachelors in Elementary Education (Birth to Age 11) and minors in Early Childhood and Adaptive Education from UW-Platteville. She has also earned her Masters as a Reading 317 Specialist from Edgewood College.

Previous employment: Katelyn has served the Mount Horeb Area School District since 2007 in the roles of Reading Teacher, Kindergarten Teacher, and 1st Grade Teacher. 

Family: My husband, Eric and sons, Declan and Calen

Hobbies/Free time interests: Having movie nights with my family, going to the family farm to hang out with nieces and nephews, and snuggling up with my two boys with our nightly pile of books. 

What attracted you to apply in #PointerNation?:   I have always been a life-long resident of Mineral Point and have enjoyed everything the community has to offer. But now as my boys are entering school age, I wanted to be a part of the excellence and achievement the Mineral Point Unified School District has been known for. 

Quotable: “From the minute I started to role play as a child, there was only one career path established in my head. My dolls and two younger brothers were my students long before they knew what ‘school’ was. My Godmother, whom I adored, was a teacher; more importantly, my mother loved teaching and continued to encourage my thinking about education for as long as I can remember. She made me feel like it was an honored profession and a true privilege to be entrusted with other people’s children. I take that responsibility to this day very seriously.”