Katie McFarland recently joined University of Illinois Extension after spending the last four years in the classroom as a drama teacher for grades K through 8. As the 4-H Education Enrichment Program Coordinator for Kendall, Kane, and DuPage counties, Katie looks forward to collaborating with school districts, teachers, and community leaders to enhance curriculum and provide a variety of hands-on learning opportunities.
Katie earned her bachelor of arts degree from New York University and has worked with youth in various capacities much of her career. She loves watching young minds be challenged and grow, and she is excited about the variety of programs and projects 4-H offers. In her spare time, Katie continues her involvement in theater and teaches private piano lessons.