Katherine Sanger was a Jersey Girl before getting smart and moving to Texas. She’s been published in various e-zines and print, including Baen’s Universe, AlienSkin, Black Petals, Star*Line, Anotherealm, Lost in the Dark, Bewildering Stories, Aphelion, and RevolutionSF, and edited From the Asylum, an e-zine of fiction and poetry.
Her poetry has won numerous awards, including First Place in Byline’s “Autumn Poem” contest, First Place in “Lucky Thirteen” contest sponsored by Sol Magazine, and Honorable Mention in: The Houston Chapter Award, The Hap Fulgham Prize, and The “Varoom-Varoom” Award.
She has ten years teaching experience, starting with leading professional development classes in Microsoft Office and Basic Web Page Development and moving to Developmental English, College Composition, and literature courses. She received an AA in General Studies from Galveston College, a BS in Information Technology from University of Phoenix, and two MA degrees (one in Liberal Arts from Houston Baptist University and one in English Literature from Mercy College). She also has a Post-Master’s Certificate in College Teaching and 48 doctoral hours in Education (Post-Secondary and Adult Education). She is beginning her MFA in Creative Writing with University of Tampa.
Her teaching philosophy is that the purpose of an instructor is to work with and help all students. All learners must be treated as individuals, and all teaching should be treated with research, constant education on the part of the teacher, and a constant reflective practice to improve and move forward. She believes a student-centered style allows her to make a difference in the lives of those she interacts with. Depending on their needs, she may function as a facilitator, a mentor, a tutor, or even a friend.