Teacher of the Deaf
Katie (Massey) Fromholt, M.S., 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. 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. Katie also sees a small caseload of children with hearing loss through the First Steps program.
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.