“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela
Science & AP Seminar
As a student at Williams College, Kaitlin Dinet discovered her love of the complex world of living things and decided that she wanted to share this with other students as a teacher. She double majored in biology and psychology and played varsity softball at Williams. After graduation, Kaitlin taught middle school science in Bridgeport, Connecticut. After three years in the classroom, Kaitlin completed her Master’s degree in Human Development and Psychology at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
As a graduate student, she focused on trauma sensitive teaching practices and advocacy. She also interned at the Harvard Law School Education Law Clinic where she worked on advocating for special education students’ rights. She is now a high school biology teacher in Lawrence, Massachusetts, where she loves challenging her students to apply their science knowledge to case studies in medicine and health. She also co-teaches and supports students in the Early College program at her school. Kaitlin is a member of her school’s Teacher Leadership Team, a mentor for new teachers, and has served as a teacher member of the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Teacher Advisory Cabinet. Kaitlin has also participated in the Vermont EPSCoR High School Streams Project where she helps students to gain hands-on environmental science research experience each summer.