KATIE SAIZ - DIRECTOR & Classroom Facilitator
Katie Saiz is the Founder and Director of Green Gate Children's School. She has been a teacher and program director for the last 23 years. She has a BA degree in Child Development and Human Services from Fort Hays State University and has earned a graduate level certification in Literacy Intervention. She is also a community trainer for K.C.C.T.O and conducts workshops on a broad range of early childhood topics. Katie has been married to her husband Stan for 21 years, has two teenage daughters, and two adorable pups. She has a love for reading, nature, and simple living. She is passionate about creating alternative educational environments that inspire kids to explore their interests and direct their own learning.
STAN SAIZ - K-5 Classroom Facilitator
Math & Science Specialist
Stan is the quintessential life-long learner. He has followed his interests throughout his life, which have taken him all over the country and across the globe. He has a BS degree in Biochemistry from Wichita State University and attended KU Medical school for two years. Stan has worked with kids preschool through college-age in the community, classrooms, online, and in workshops for the last 25 years.
Some of his interests include: knitting, photography, acting, fitness/exercise, playing guitar, swimming, chemistry, and travel.