My name is Katherine Polychron, and I am Special Education teacher at SES. This is my 4th year at Smith Elementary. I grew up on the East Coast, and I graduated from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I taught 2nd and 3rd grades for 5 years in The Cherry Creek School District in Denver, and I have taught 3rd and 2nd grades at Smith Elementary. I have 2 children, Ava(10) and Connor (9), who are the loves of my life. Outside of the classroom, I am an avid runner, love to play tennis, and enjoy drawing and painting. However, my real passion is connecting with kids and helping them grow and succeed. I am so thrilled about this school year and look forward to getting to know my students and their families!