My name is Katie and I am mother to Leo & Rose, a QPS Police Wife, a business owner and a passionate teacher.
In 2016, after nearly a decade in Brisbane (and at 34 weeks pregnant), my husband transferred with QPS from Caboolture Police Station to Emerald Police Station. Never having visited Emerald, (except for a short stop-over on MY Year 7 Camp enroute to Carnarvon Gorge), and not knowing a single person in town, we moved into the Mayfair Estate with very few expectations, just around the corner from Emerald Christian College. Shortly after, we attended an Open Day for Little Gems, met Lorraine Grierson, enrolled our eldest into the Kindy Program and the rest is history (or so they say...) It was an unexpected journey that has blessed us with joy, friendship, opportunity and prosperity.
I am really passionate about two things: music and people. I obtained my Bachelor of Music (Classical Voice) & Bachelor of Education (Secondary) - Second Class Honours, from Queensland University of Technology in 2010. I have 20+ years vocal training under the expert guidance of Vicki Jones (Ipswich Orpheus Chorale), Andrea Morris-Campbell (QUT) and David Kidd (Tenorissimo & The Ten Tenors). I have been teaching privately for over 10 years including my role as Vocal Teacher at the Australian Academy of Music (2014-2016) and now, my own business in Emerald - Penfold Performing Arts. Music is a powerful and enriching subject which enhances connection & self expression (as well as an indefinite number of cognitive benefits). I believe I was called to Emerald Christian College to guide students to realise who they truly are in God's vision.
I praise you, because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well - Psalm 139:14