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Ms. Katie Starkey

Hello!  My name is Katie Starkey, and this is my first year teaching at Bloomington Junior High School!  I will be teaching math and science, and I am super excited to get to know all of you!!
I have grown up in Bloomington-Normal and attended Unit 5 schools.  I have wanted to be a teacher since I was 6 years old (yes, 6!!).  I am very close to my family and spend the majority of my time with them!  Both of my parents are teachers: my mom is a 7th Grade Social Studies teacher at Kingsley Junior High, and my dad is an Accounting and Business teacher at Normal Community High School.  They have both been huge positive role models and education mentors that I admire greatly!  My sister is a freshman in college at Illinois State University, and she's also my roommate!  My brother is a sophomore at NCHS, and he plays basketball and football there!  As a family, we love getting together to eat tacos or Monical's pizzas, watch the St. Louis Cardinals or NCIS, and play board games together!
I am a HUGE TV show watcher...ask me about a show, and I've probably given it a shot!  I love crime and medical shows, but also enjoy dramas and comedies!  If you have any recommendations, please share them with me!  I also watch tons of movies, so let me know your favorites as well!
I also am one of the biggest Harry Potter fans around!  I've read the books 15 times (yes, 15!!), and seen the movies more times than I can count!  I usually have the instrumental music playing in the background while I work!  I even have a Harry Potter-themed Christmas tree!  I am a Slytherin, a nice one, of course!  Please share your Hogwarts house with me as well...I'd love to talk about it with you!!
Other favorites of mine are candy (CHOCOLATE!!), cookies, fall and Christmas-time, country music, elephants and whales, the color blue, and reading outside.
I am VERY excited to get to know you and work together to learn at least one thing each day!!