Ms. Katherine VanBeek
For the past five years, Katie served as the Instructional Dean, Interventionist, and Testing Coordinator at Leesburg High School. Prior to that, she spent seven years in the classroom teaching Technology, Culinary, Careers, and Drafting for levels K-12. She entered the education field untraditionally with an industry certification after graduating from University of Florida with a degree in Construction Management in 2005. A former teacher encouraged her to try teaching. Once she spent time with students, she knew being in a school was the place for her. She completed her Masters in Educational Leadership in 2015 from University of West Florida and has continued to learn as much as possible about the education field.
Ms. Vanbeek grew up in Leesburg and loves all that Central Florida has to offer. She and her husband, Simon, have 3 children: Lila(12), Linley(9) and Beau(5). They enjoy the beach, Gator athletic events, and family movie nights. Personally, Katie loves to travel, crafting, matching family outfits, decorating for the holidays and home improvement shows. She looks forward to creating new memories at Lake Pointe Academy.