Kate Topham

Staff Department
I grew up in a suburb outside of Chicago, IL and always loved school and learning! My mother was a high school science teacher and fostered a life-long passion for education in me. I earned my Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Illinois State University and explored different career paths. I originally thought I wanted to be an industrial-organizational psychologist until I took my first statistics class and realized it didn't line up with my values. After making a list of my passions, I realized school counseling was my path because it fused together my love of education and working with children. I went on to earn my Master's degree in School Counseling from Lewis University. I was a full time nanny for several families before I made the adventurous move to Colorado in 2015. 
I am so excited to be part of the St. Vrain school district as well as the Erie community! Before joining Soaring Heights in its first year, I was a middle school counselor in the Weld RE-3j district for 3 years. When I'm not working to support our wonderful students, I enjoy hiking with my husband and our dog in the beautiful mountains! I also love making my own bath bombs, make up, and tea blends as a hobby.