A seasoned educator, Dr. Katie Welch has spent the last fifteen years bringing quality language education to Central and North Texas. She spent her early career teaching Spanish to kids in a variety of contexts, including homeschool, private school, preschool, and public schools, and has since amassed a lengthy dossier in teaching linguistics to pre-service and in-service teachers in higher education settings.
While working for Kaplan Test Prep & Admission in 2004, Katie was promoted to Teacher Trainer and became passionate about teaching teachers. Upon graduation with a Ph.D. in Linguistics in 2009, Katie began using her expertise in language acquisition to prepare future ESL teachers at DFW-area universities. Most recently, she completed seven years at the Emerging Teacher Institute at UNT-Dallas, equipping K-12 teachers to effectively work with English learners.
While at UNT-Dallas, Katie received the prestigious 2015 Innovative Teaching with Technology Award. She also co-created a popular general education linguistics course that is taken by over 10% of the student body each year.
As an active contributor in the language education community, Katie serves as Past-President of TexTESOLV, an affiliate of TESOL International that provides professional development to the DFW region. She led the Board of Directors as conference chair of the 2018 state ESL conference and has presented at a number of conferences nationwide.
Ph.D. in Linguistics (University of Texas at Arlington)
B.A. in Spanish (Baylor University)