Kate Barnes Watts
Year of Graduation
Current Job Title
Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Monson Public Schools
Fondest memory from school
Too many to count—but probably being in the concert and marching band, chorus, and drama.
How did your Monson education prepare you for your current job duties?
Monson prepared me very well—I was fortunate enough to be in Senora Webster’s Spanish class for four years, which more than prepared me for becoming a Spanish major at UMass. I also was honored to learn from many stellar teachers—most notably for me being Rich Renaud—who challenged me in so many ways.
What advice would you share with current Monson students about your career journey?
Stay flexible and positive—I never could have predicted where my journey would have taken me, but I am so grateful for the path I am on.