Katie Higby was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio, and relocated to Franklin when her husband joined the staff at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital. Katie graduated from Otterbein College in 1995 with a degree in Psychology, and returned a few years later to become certified to teach grades 1st-8th. For many years she taught for Columbus City schools in 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grades before earning her Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus on Literacy. Becoming a Literacy Specialist at Grace Christian Academy is a dream come true.
Katie and her husband Nick have two girls, Sophie and Stellie, who both attend GCA. Besides a passion for teaching and reading Katie, has a heart for missions and has served on short-term mission trips to Kenya, Papua New Guinea, Guatemala and Honduras. Ultimately, their family would love to be able to serve the Lord full-time overseas.