Before joining the faculty at West Chester University, Dr. Katherine Norris taught for the Philadelphia Public School System for over eighteen years. In Philadelphia, she taught elementary school, gifted support, and language arts/social studies at the middle school level and ENG/LA at the high school level. Dr. Norris spent time teaching college study skills at LaSalle University and she taught Multicultural Children's Literature at Richard Stockton College in New Jersey. In addition, Dr. Norris more recently worked as a part-time early intervention special instructor. Dr. Norris is a certified PA Keys PQAS instructor in the State of Pennsylvania. Dr. Norris has current publications in Multicultural Education, Teaching Young Children and Issues in Teacher Education. Here at West Chester University, Dr. Norris serves as a faculty mentor for the Office of Multicultural Education and serves on the board of the Frederick Douglass Institute where she works closely with area elementary schools carrying out various community research projects.