Kate VaughnHi ILE’ers!

I’m Kate Vaughn from beautiful Butte, Montana. I graduated from the University of Montana Western last May with a degree in Elementary Education and a minor in Special Education. Teaching seems to run in my family. My mom is an amazing Second Grade Teacher and my grandmother was a Kindergarten Teacher. Currently, I teach K-6 Special Education. Teaching is my passion in life and I love my job!

When I’m not working, I keep myself busy by volunteering. I have been active in the Shop with a Cop program for over nine years, taught tap, jazz, and lyrical at a local dance school for two years, and coached elementary track this last spring. I have found that working with kids is the most rewarding thing for me and that is why I have dedicated my life to it.

I come from a big Irish family and my grandparents decided that it was crucial for all of their grandchildren to have the opportunity to experience the culture of Ireland firsthand. In 2008, I had the most memorable time of my life on the Irish Life Experience. That summer was filled with more laughter, memories, and friendship than any other summer that I have experienced.

I love to make the most out of life. Life is too short to live it without laughter and adventure. Last summer I was honored to be a part of the 2014 Irish Life Experience Team and decided I wanted to come back for #ILE15. I can’t wait to meet you this summer.

See you soon!

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Trip Dates: June 30-July 24, 2024