Katie (Massey) Fromholt, M.S., NBCT, has taught at HHLA since the fall of 2009. She received her bachelor’s degree in deaf and hard of hearing education with elementary education and her master’s degree in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education from Eastern Kentucky University. Katie also holds a developmental interventionist certificate and works as a Developmental Interventionist/Teacher of the Deaf through the Kentucky First Step Program. She has worked with each age level at HHLA and is currently the teacher of three year olds in the listening and spoken language classroom. In 2020, Katie certified with her National Board Certification in Exceptional Needs Specialist. National Board Certification is recognized as the “gold standard” in teacher certification, the National Board believed higher standards for teachers means better learning for students.
Katie’s mother, Gail Massey, is a retired kindergarten teacher from HHLA. Ms. Gail began working at LDOS (now HHLA) when their family moved to Louisville from Memphis, TN. Katie grew up around HHLA (and the former LDOS), volunteering and observing when possible. Katie spent half-days her senior year of high school in Ms. Fran’s classroom working as an assistant. Katie and Ms. Gail worked in neighboring classrooms for three years before Ms. Gail retired in 2012 to babysit Katie’s son, who was born with profound hearing loss. He now utilizes bilateral cochlear implants. Katie and her husband also have a daughter and a corgi named Bear.