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Ms. Kathryn (Kate) Berger

Dear Students and Families, 

Hello, and welcome to Gateway!  I am so excited to meet you as we return to in-person school.   

Here is a bit of background about myself.  I come from a large St. Louis family and have lived here most of my life.  I earned my undergraduate degree in History, with English Honors, from the University of Texas at Austin.  And I have a master's degree in Teaching English as a Second Language from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville.  This is my seventh year at Gateway; I have also taught at St. Louis Community College for many years.  I love language and literature, and I love teaching my students how to be better readers, writers, and communicators!

Currently, I am studying Spanish at Saint Louis University, with the dream of earning a Master's Degree in Spanish, so I truly understand the challenges that come with reading and writing in a new language.   Besides reading (mostly English) books, I enjoy cooking, gardening, and spending time outside, especially along the spring-fed rivers in southern Missouri, an area known as the Ozarks.

The best way to reach me is by email at:   

My phone number at school is:  (314) 776-3300, extension 13150, but I can't really talk during classtime.  However, I'm almost always available before and after school, and I'm happy to set up a meeting, if that's more convenient, to discuss your students' progress or any other questions or concerns that you may have.  I am in Classroom 309W

Thank you for visiting my webpage! 

        Stay safe and be nice

Ms. Berger