GouldSPOTLIGHT: Katie Stack
Name: Katherine Crockett Stack
High School: North Yarmouth Academy
College/Grad School: St. Lawrence University B.A., University of New England M.A.Ed.
What are your roles at Gould?
Tenth and Eleventh grade History teacher, advisor to nine wonderful advisees, Outing Club and Ski Patrol activity leader, Tenth Grade Program Director, and evening duty in the library.
Proudest Achievement: I have been lucky enough to have a lot of great experiences however so far, my proudest achievement is being the Mom to Gwen and Preston…and surviving.
Last book I read: I read children’s books daily. Sheep in a Jeep, My Truck is Stuck, anything Pete the Cat, Click Clack Moo. However, in the last year, Gwen has developed a longer attention span and I have enjoyed reading Charlotte’s Web and James and the Giant Peach to her.
My soundtrack is: Lumineers, Barr Brothers, Strumbellas, Wild Child, The Devil Makes Three
Movie I would recommend: I haven’t had a lot of time to watch movies. Some of my classic favorites are Legends of the Fall or A River Runs Through It – maybe I just have a thing for Brad Pitt. Lately, I have been watching a lot of Anne With an E, Stranger Things, and This is Us.
Favorite food: Eggplant Parmesan and Swiss Chard but not together.
One word that describes me: Sarcastic
Best advice I ever received: “Never defend yourself” from a great college friend and coincidently a Gould alum.
After college, I got my first teaching job in western Massachusetts and liked the boarding school life but had a yearning to get back to Maine and accidentally fell in love with a guy who was working and living in Western Maine. When the opportunity presented itself I jumped and haven’t looked back. I am a Mainer through and through!
What’s the last thing you crossed off your bucket list?
Last spring I earned my ski patrol jacket, that was something that I never envisioned achieving.
What are your interests/hobbies?
When I find a few minutes of downtime I am outside in the garden pulling weeds or in the colder months knitting. I also love to spend as much time on the coast as possible but this is more than a hobby.
What is your spirit animal?
Harbor Seal – sweet and salty.