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Katie Lipe

I currently teach students with special needs. My speciality is Autism. I teach Special Education English, Social Thinking and Transitional Skills.

I have been at Southwest High School since 2004. I have taught in a variety of positions in Special

Gracie on her favorite bed
and Regular Education, in Minneapolis Public Schools,  since 1988. I have taught in EBD, LD, and Autism, in addition to regular  education with 1st graders. I was lucky enough to know that I wanted to be a teacher since I was 9 years old.

Scared Sabrina
I was born and raised in Illinois. I decided I wanted to live in Minnesota right after my college graduation. I moved here in 1987 in pursuit of a job in education. I began my teaching career with preschoolers and then was hired by MPLS in 1988. 

Oreo and Minnie Snuggling
Oreo and Minnie Snuggling
I have 2 resident dogs (Jazzy and Sabrina) along with 3 resident cats (Gracie, Oreo and Minnie). I do a lot of foster care for animals that need to be re-homed. In the past, I have been the small animals coordinator and  fundraising chairperson for
Trip to Greece - summer 2015
Drinking from the fountain of youth
homeless animals.

This summer I was lucky enough to travel to Greece and build my knowledge on Greek Mythology. It was an amazing experience. We saw ruins that were over 3,000 years old and heard many of the legendary myths. It was a completely different

Trip to Greece - summer 2015
Stunning scenery in town of Oia
experience to hear them while looking at all the ancient marble and statues around. We also were there when Greece was in the midst of negotiating the payment of their debt. My heart went out to the Greeks. They are lovely hard-working people.  


My Little Library
Minnie in my Cat in the Hat Little Library
love to Geocache, do crafts, and buld things in my free time. Currently I am working on making a Little Library.

Contact Information

The best way to contact me is through email.