Phone: 314-771-2539


Degrees and Certifications:

BSW from SLU MA in Special Education from Fontbonne University Mandt certified yearly

Mrs. Katana

Teacher Message: I can open the door to knowledge, it is your choice to walk through it.
BSW (bachelor's degree in Social Work) from St. Louis University 1997
Masters Degree in Arts and Education from Fontbonne University 2004
Hi.  My name is Mrs. Sally Katana, I am a special education teacher at Hodgen Tech.  This is my 18th year in the district.  My nineteenth year as a teacher.  I specialize in teaching students with Autism.  I have many hats that I wear:  Mother, teacher, advocate, daughter, friend, and I do my best in all of them. 
I was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri.  I have never left (even for college).  I am an avid Cardinals fan!  I can follow a football game.  I attend one Billiken basketball game a year.  Go Bills! I will always like Michael Jordan.   I have a one son who is 22.  He keeps me busy.  I love the zoo, I have 2 African Clawed frogs,  3 leopard geckos, a turtle, a pac-man frog and a dog, named Shaggy.  I enjoy baking, camping, traveling, scrapbooking, and taking pictures.  I look forward to getting to know you too.  I cannot wait to see what this year brings.  I hope you are as excited about learning as much as I am.  I look forward to teaching you.  We will do our best to have a great year!  I am so excited about being with you this year.  If you need anything, please email, call me, or use Class Dojo.  Have a great day and get ready for a great year!
Parents, if you have questions, please contact me at
Thank you. 
Sally Kemper