Katya is the history guide and Senior Team Lead in the high school. Katya grew up attending Denver Public Schools, she left Denver to attend Carleton College in Minnesota and to explore teaching and farming. After returning to the Denver area she started working in DPS and quickly found DMHS to be a professional home that has a strong community of committed staff working to meet each students individual and wholistic needs. Katya is happy to have been with DMHS (in varying capacities) since its beginnings, and is particularly happy to be sharing her passions for language, people and cultures, and social justice through her role in the high school. Outside of the classroom, Katya runs a small CSA farm and plays a lot of soccer.