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Meet our new staff member, Katelyn Schany. Katelyn currently serves as the Site Coordinator at Grant Elementary. This isn’t Katelyn’s first time with Kids on Course, she started with Kids on Course as one of our original AmeriCorps members in 2012. After graduating with her degree in Social Work in 2012, Katelyn moved to Omaha to continue her education. Katelyn received her Master’s in K-12 School Counseling and worked as an elementary and high school counselor at North Union during the 2015-2016 school year. After an almost 4-year break, Katelyn is so excited to be back “home” with her Kids on Course family. Learn a little bit more about Katelyn below:

Hometown– Emmetsburg, IA

Education– BS- Social Work from the University of Iowa and MS in K-12 School Counseling from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

Favorite Food– Any type of Mexican food… I could (and sometimes do) eat a taco salad every day of the week.

Hobbies– Going home to visit family and friends in Emmetsburg, taking my puppy for walks or to the dog park, hiking, watching/playing sports, reading, and trying out Pinterest recipes/crafts.

Why are you excited to work at Kids on Course? I am excited to be back with Kids on Course because I have taken some time to explore my options and have discovered that KOC is my “home”. While I was away in Nebraska, I continued to follow KOC on social media and occasionally had the chance to visit former students. All the while, I have dreamed of coming back to the organization that I love. I am excited to be a part of an organization that makes such monumental changes in the lives of children everyday.

What are your hopes and dreams for Kids on Course students? I have many hopes and dreams for the students I work with. I dream that all students find success in all realms of their life. I hope that all students are college and career ready by the time they graduate high school. I dream that all students find their passion and pursue it. But most of all, I hope that each student I work with knows that they are an important part of the Kids on Course family and that they matter.