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Katie N. Aquino


Katie N. Aquino is an instructional coach for a high school district in suburban Chicago. She served for several years as a high school English and video- production teacher and technology integration coach. Katie focuses on integrating innovation into education curricula to best support and develop student learning. She is passionate about growing 21st century learners and thinkers by leveraging inquiry, creativity, and problem solving in the classroom. 

Katie is a Google-certified teacher, trainer, and innovator and speaks at many local and national conferences, focusing on helping other teachers seamlessly incorporate new and emerging technologies into a variety of high school curricula. She also works with teachers to use technology to maximize their efficiency and be more present in their classrooms. 

Katie has a bachelor’s degree in English education and a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction, both from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She also holds a master’s degree in instructional technology from Northern Illinois University. She is certified in English language arts, instructional technology, and library media for grades 9–12. When Katie is not at school, you can find her at home with her daughter and husband, likely cheering on her world-champion Chicago Cubs, cooking up a storm in the kitchen, or curled up with a good book.