Katie Hart is an advanced math and physics teacher at Oregon Virtual Academy (ORVA). She graduated from Western Governors University with a bachelor's degree in mathematics education in 2010 and with a master's degree in science education with a concentration in physics in 2011. She previously taught in a variety of school models, including traditional brick and mortar schools, charter schools and even a jail. Having graduated from an online university, Katie understands the needs of the online student from a unique perspective. A passion for life-long learning is the fuel that motivates Katie to help students. She is excited about fostering a growth mindset and empowering students as they find their own passions in learning. Katie also loves adventures with her husband and four kids – anything that brings education to life!