“I have a passion,
a passion to see the world changed,
one learner at a time.”

Family

Brian and I have been together on the journey of marriage for over thirty years. Our goals in life remain to prioritize FAITH, FAMILY, FULL-Time Job endeavors and then everything else. We are quick to remember at times “IMPORTANT MATTERS” must be factored in and attended to as life happens.

My dear Mr. Bauer is a therapist serving a local company in the area of mental health and manages a private counseling practice as well. We have one grown son, David. It was an eventful journey to raise him and experience a diverse array of his friends being in our home throughout the years.

Firmly believing all people need to be known, valued, and loved is one of our priorities. We desire to express and share in the lives of others as given the occasion to do so. Additionally, any person in our home becomes “family” for the time being with the goal of nourishing their mind, heart, body, and spirit! Preparing and sharing meals with others offers the opportunity to build relationships and this is a primary way we seek to stay connected with people.

Any spare time is spent as active as possible whether this means yard work, small home improvement activities, brainstorming the next BLOG, or a favorite activity we call “FRESH AIR THERAPY” which entails walking or biking outdoors, along with bird watching!

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Putting students first

Kathleen has worked with learners of all ages for greater than three decades. She has earned and applied her lifetime Master’s in classroom teaching within the early childhood and elementary environments, as well as, at the university level. Kathleen completed her dissertation study with a focus on empowering pre-service teachers to meet the social emotional needs of learners when they enter the field.

With a passion for life-long learning and leading students of all ages to find successful moments along the way, she enjoys connecting with a variety of people, embracing the moment with each individual. Kathleen’s dream remains to see the world positively impacted through leading others on the path to discover a continuum of growth, offering greater opportunities for each individual to share her passion, a passion to see the world become a better place, one learner at a time.

Loving Lifelong Learning
“Thank you for being an educator who established a career… Some teachers make a career of teaching, others only have jobs.” - C and C Cherry

Putting students first

Kathleen has worked with learners of all ages for greater than three decades. She has earned and applied her lifetime Master’s in classroom teaching within the early childhood and elementary environments, as well as, at the university level. Kathleen completed her dissertation study with a focus on empowering pre-service teachers to meet the social emotional needs of learners when they enter the field.

With a passion for life-long learning and leading students of all ages to find successful moments along the way, she enjoys connecting with a variety of people, embracing the moment with each individual. Kathleen’s dream remains to see the world positively impacted through leading others on the path to discover a continuum of growth, offering greater opportunities for each individual to share her passion, a passion to see the world become a better place, one learner at a time.

Loving Lifelong Learning
“Thank you for being an educator who established a career… Some teachers make a career of teaching, others only have jobs.” - C and C Cherry

Data & Research

As an evolving process for years, Kathleen has found so much joy interacting within the process of learning, and has fallen hopelessly in love with how minds of all kinds learn, grow, and develop. Throughout her educational journey and learning alongside so many diverse students, she has enjoyed experiencing what she terms layers of learning. Various experiences, wiring, birth order, emotional intelligence, organization, and the way one views the world and assimilates for a learner, offers insight into the journey. Layering in love, connection, and follow through matters. When these components are present, learners are safe, settled, structured, and essentially free to learn!

Priorly for her Master’s Thesis, Kathleen conducted a qualitative study on the application of teaching reading and was a recipient of the Outstanding Student of Achievement Award. Kathleen’s dissertation research was conducted highlighting the essentialness of social emotional preparedness in pre-service teachers as they enter the field to work with learners. Realizing, embracing and understanding perspectives in leadership matters, and students are the priority. For more information on her published dissertation, see below.

Qualitative Case Study Research Exploring the Social Emotional Preparedness of Pre-Service Educators from one Midwestern University by Bauer, Kathleen Sue, Ed.D., Maryville University, 2019, 109; 28149009
https://pqdtopen.proquest.com/pubnum/28149009.html (Links to an external site.)

Blessed for you to read & ponder this collection of work… Pro-Quest is the place
Inviting you to pass it along, share it forward, maybe find for yourself some grace

We need many educator hearts in the world who care
Those who work hard and are willing to mindfully share

May you work be informed as you go onward
Inspired to lead you & others to grow forward!

© 2019, Kathleen Bauer, Ed D

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Special Bonds That Last A Lifetime

Kathleen & Emma

Ever since 2004, Emma and Mrs. Bauer have had a special connection, as Kindergarten student and teacher! Many years have gone by and the two have stayed in touch. Currently, Emma is a rising senior studying Elementary Education and Child Studies at Vanderbilt University.

Emma loves keeping touch with Mrs. Bauer and having such an incredible and inspirational role model and mentor. Summer 2019, Emma interned at Columbia University’s Summer Program for High School Students, serving as a Program Assistant and Resident Advisor. She took on this opportunity to work with students in a meaningful way!

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Ever since 2004, Emma and Mrs. Bauer have had a special connection, as Kindergarten student and teacher! Many years have gone by and the two have stayed in touch. Currently, Emma is a rising senior studying Elementary Education and Child Studies at Vanderbilt University.
Loving Lifelong Learning
Emma loves keeping touch with Mrs. Bauer and having such an incredible and inspirational role model and mentor. Summer 2019, Emma interned at Columbia University’s Summer Program for High School Students, serving as a Program Assistant and Resident Advisor. She took on this opportunity to work with students in a meaningful way!

Kathleen & Sydnie

Sydnie and her former Kindergarten teacher have shared some “sweet” times through the years!

”You have been such a blessing to so many people at Rossman [elementary]. You will now [in the University world] have an opportunity to reproduce yourself and continue to bless thousands in the future generations! We are so happy to have you as a friend. Of course, Sydnie [our daughter] loves you too. Blessings Always!” – Former Student Parents L & C Williams

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Kathleen & Sydnie

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Sydnie and her former Kindergarten teacher have shared some “sweet” times through the years!
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”You have been such a blessing to so many people at Rossman [elementary]. You will now [in the University world] have an opportunity to reproduce yourself and continue to bless thousands in the future generations! We are so happy to have you as a friend. Of course, Sydnie [our daughter] loves you too. Blessings Always!” - Former Student Parents L & C Williams

My Philosophy of Education Statement

When educating students, regardless of age or stage, my desire is to equip, empower, enhance, and encourage through excellent instruction and modeling. To equip students for assimilating knowledge gained through the curriculum is a priority. I aspire students to be empowered to reach current goals by follow through and perseverance. Enhancing their learning experience is a focus with ongoing practice that facilitates strength in retention of knowledge gained. Encouraging each diverse individual by recognizing and celebrating their strengths, although realizing vulnerabilities while seeking to build further confidence through research and enlightenment. Learning reaches far beyond the lesson or chapter at hand. I desire to promote a growth mindset and support ongoing cycles of learning with every student.

© 2017, Kathleen Bauer, Ed D

About

My Leadership Philosophy Statement

I am a leader in educating learners of all ages and stages.

I am a situational leader. My ambition is to navigate well through a variety of circumstances aware of complexities and vulnerabilities that may be present.

I am a servant leader. My purpose is to motivate and approach each individual under my care finding their good while offering opportunities for learning and growth.

It is my priority to be kind and seek the good in every situation or individual.

It is my goal to be honest and transparent though my thoughts, actions, and words.

It is my quest to be respectful and ethical even when there is misunderstanding.

It is my responsibility to love and engage those around me strong and well.

My vision is to reflect ongoing collaboration, growth, and change as needed.

My explorations in theory will continue to unfold, broaden and impact.

I am a leader who is passionate about serving well in each situation that arises.

© 2017, Kathleen Bauer, Ed D

Get in Touch with Kathleen

Loving Lifelong Learning
“All the colors of the rainbow help us think and help us know. All the colors of the rainbow help us learn and help us grow” - © 2015, Kathleen Bauer, Ed D

“All the colors of the rainbow help us think and help us know. All the colors of the rainbow help us learn and help us grow” – © 2015, Kathleen Bauer, Ed D