Katja Schatte

Educator | Historian | Language Justice Advocate

Welcome, Bienvenidxs, and Willkommen to my digital home! I am a credentialed teacher and interpreter/translator/language justice consultant with a background in social work and a graduate degree in history. Originally from Dresden, Germany, I have nine years of teaching experience in diverse cultural and linguistic settings in Latin America and the United States. My teaching journey has taken me to afterschool, college, prison, and community organization classrooms. I hold a California teaching credential, and after teaching in the Los Angeles Unified School District for two years, I have just started an exciting position teaching third and fourth grade at The Growing Garden Academy, a progressive Jewish school in Redondo Beach, CA. In addition to English, I am fluent in Spanish and German. I am a member of the language justice collective Antena Los Ángeles where we work toward creating spaces where everyone has the right to communicate, understand, and be understood in the language in which they feel most comfortable. When I am not teaching or promoting language justice, I am busy writing my dissertation in East German Jewish history at the University of Washington. In my free time, you can find me carrying on my mother’s East German sewing legacy at the Sewing Rebellion, watercoloring, and out and about with my husband, our young son, and our rescue Chiweenie.