Kate Stavish began teaching at LCDS in 2018.  She brings with her over  10 years of teaching and education leadership experience.  After graduating from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 1999 with a Bachelor’s degree in Sports Management, Kate worked as the Director of Marketing for a technology company. Inspired to give back to rising generations, Kate left the corporate world and entered the University of Virginia in 2004, graduating with a Master’s degree in English Education in 2007.  She taught in Virginia for four years before relocating to Philadelphia, PA where she was an Assistant Athletic Director and teacher at the William Penn Charter School. In 2011, she and her husband moved to Leesburg and she began teaching at Herndon High School and recently (2013-2018) worked as an Administrator at McLean High School.  Along with teaching in the Middle School, Kate will be coaching field hockey and has over 20 years of playing and coaching experience. Kate has two wonderful daughters, Harper and Eliza.