Kate Naaman holds a bachelor’s degree in Inclusive and Elementary Education from Syracuse University and a master’s degree in Special Education from the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania. Kate taught first, third, and fourth grade at PS 94 in Sunset Park before joining the PS 8 community in 2007. When asked about PS 8 she says, “I love the small community feeling here. Everyone is passionate and helpful, from parents to colleagues.”
Kate is particularly impressed by the special skills that students gain through the different enrichment residencies at PS8. Her favorite subject to teach is writing — especially realistic fiction. “The stories the kids come up with are imaginative, emotional, even sometimes heartbreaking,” she says.
In her spare time, Kate enjoys swimming four times a week. She spends her summers in Cape Cod or hiking in Arizona.