Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelors of Science in Psychological Sciences, UMSL, 2017 Masters of Elementary Education, UMSL, currently enrolled (prospective graduation date of May 2023)

Mrs. Kate Wayant

I am so happy to be back for my second year at Columbia! 

Fun Facts About Me: In my free time, I love to read (my favorite children's chapter book is "Melissa" by Alex Gino), play video games, crochet items to donate to homeless shelters, and play board games with my family. I enjoy listening to all kinds of music and I will always be playing music in the classroom (usually Lofi or movie soundtracks). Finally, my husband and I have been together for 10 years and we have two cats, Theo and Harry (Harry is my favorite, but don't tell Theo!).

I am a St. Louis native, a product of St. Louis Public Schools (go Soldan Tigers!), and I have been with the district since Spring of 2021. I have a Bachelor's of Science in Psychology from the University of Missouri - St. Louis in which I received an Honors certificate, many semesters on the Dean's list, and led academic organizations in Biology and Psychology. I am currently pursuing a Master's in Elementary Education, which I will complete in May of 2023. 

The best way to contact me is through email ( or ClassDojo, and you can send me an email or message to schedule phone calls. I am always open to communicating about anything regarding your student's academic and personal success and I am happy to help with anything you need.

Please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns. Let's excel in the 2022-2023 school year!

- Mrs. Wayant 

"It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities." -Albus Dumbledore