Kate Laack is a high school English teacher, theater director, and author. She earned degrees in English and secondary education from the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse, where she also got her start in publishing on the editorial board of the university newspaper, The Racquet.
Additionally, Kate earned her Masters in Education from St. Mary’s university with a concentration in technology integration and curriculum design.
She teaches English at Pine Island High School where she is also the director of the theater department. In 2018, the program was recognized as a national R.I.S.E America grant recipient.
Kate lives Minnesota with her husband, Josh, in a home they built with their own four hands. In the Shade of Olive Trees is her first novel.