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Katrina Waidelich

Katrina Waidelich

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Katrina's work combines: Education, Technology, and Problem Solving

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Day In The Life

Curriculum Writer

I design curriculum and educator resources for students and educators.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

    Carlsbad High School

  • Bachelor's Degree

    English/Language Arts Teacher Education

    University of Southern California

  • Graduate Degree

    Educational Leadership and Administration, General

    Azusa Pacific University

Here's the path I recommend for someone who wants to be an Instructional Coordinators:

High School

Bachelor's Degree: Writing

Graduate Degree: Writing

Associate's Degree

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Life & Career Milestones

My path in life has been direct

  • 1.

    First, I was a peer counselor in high school helping teens talk about issues.

  • 2.

    Then I added a minor in Education to my major and began writing lesson plans and student teaching.

  • 3.

    Then I started working as a history teacher at a private school (stayed 6 years).

  • 4.

    Then I started graduate school with an emphasis in technology implementation.

  • 5.

    I started thinking about leaving the classroom, looked around, and ended up at Roadtrip!

Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    Messages from Parents:

    You should be a lawyer.

  • How I responded:

    While I had the skills to be a lawyer, my heart would never be in it. Think about where your heart is, what you could spend hours doing and why you feel that way. I couldn't explain exactly why I didn't want to be a lawyer, but I could explain why I enjoyed working with young people and educators.

Experiences and challenges that shaped me

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  • I had to pay for graduate school with loans, and work to support myself during my undergraduate. While I have school loan debt, it was worth it because I am honestly proud of the work I do and it makes me feel fulfilled.