The oldest of five children, Kate Gilbane has always been passionate about teaching and learning. She earned a B.A. with a double major in English and French Literature from Brown University. Following Brown, Gilbane worked in editorial at Condé Nast Publications before pursuing early childhood education in New York City and then Boston for five years. More recently, she’s been getting certified as a kids’ yoga instructor, learning about ADHD, dyslexia and the benefits of mindfulness, breath work and Restorative Justice in schools.
She is currently pursuing a two-year Masters program in Social Justice/Critical Ethnic and Community Studies at UMass Boston, while serving on the board of The Steppingstone Foundation (a college access program for marginalized students in Boston) and the advisory board of the National Partnership for Educational Access. Kate lives in Chestnut Hill, MA with her husband, Tom, and their children, Chandler, Tuck and Hugh.