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Rauth, Kathleen

Ms. Kathleen Rauth, Media Specialist


I graduated from Ball State University in 1985 with a degree in Elementary Education and a minor in Theater. I moved to Chicago in 1986 and completed my MS in Theatre at Northwestern University. From 1987-1997 I was a Creative Drama Specialist in the Evanston Public Schools. In 1997-1999 I moved to San Francisco and taught 5thgrade in an Arts Magnet school in the Redwood City Public Schools. In 1999 I returned to Chicago and worked as a grant coordinator for an Annenberg Foundation Grant teaching the Theory of Multiple Intelligences with 3 schools in CPS. The next 5 years I taught in several schools in CPS as a drama specialist, 2nd grade teacher and Reading Support teacher.  I then went back to school at National-Louis University to receive my Library Media Endorsement and returned to Evanston to be a Media Specialist for 6 years.  I moved to Indianapolis 9 years ago and began my CFI teaching experience at CFI 27 as a Media Specialist/Title I Reading Teacher. 8 years ago I began splitting my time as a Media Specialist between CFI 27 and CFI 2, and the past 5 years I have been at CFI 2 exclusively. I was named the IPS Teacher of the Year in 2018 and a Top Ten Teacher for the State of Indiana 2018 as well.

I enjoy a challenge and look forward to new experiences that stretch me as a human and as a teacher. The common thread through these experiences is my passion for books and for cultural diversity. I am a passionate lover of nature and of multicultural art and stories. I can also be seen haunting 2nd hand stores looking for undiscovered treasures!  Joining the CFI community has been a perfect match for my love of inquiry, arts and social justice.