Katja Schatte
Educator | Historian | Language Justice Advocate
Los Angeles County Office of Education, Downey, CA
July 2019
Preliminary Education Specialist (mild/moderate) & Bilingual (Spanish) Credential
University of Washington, Seattle, WA
2015 to present
Doctoral candidate in History, 2015 to present

Dissertation Title: "Jewish Life in East Berlin before and after Reunification: A Public History Project"

University of Washington, Seattle, WA
March 2014
M.A in History
The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
December 2011
M.A. in Latin American Studies
Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences, Berlin, Germany
March 2010
B.A. in Social Work (incl. Intercultural Studies Certificate from Linnaeus University, Växjö, Sweden)
Teaching Experience
The Growing Garden Academy
August 2019 to present

I am the third- and fourth-grade teacher at  a progressive Jewish school in Redondo Beach, CA.

William J. Clinton Middle School (LAUSD)
August 2017 to June 2019
Special Education Teacher (mild/moderate)

I am an SDC (Special Day Class) history teacher at William J. Clinton Middle School in Historic South Central Los Angeles.

University Beyond Bars (through Seattle Central College), Monroe, WA
January 2016 to March 2016

Planned and taught "World History, 1750 to the Present" at the Monroe Correctional Complex.

  • Taught world history by creating an inclusive learning environment in which students felt comfortable sharing their backgrounds and cultural traditions.
  • Developed, implemented, and assessed various in-class group projects and short individual writing assignments.
  • Guided students in developing final paper topics and supported them in their research in a restrictive environment.
  • Encouraged students to draw connections between class content and their own experiences.
University of Washington, Seattle, WA
September 2012 to December 2015
Teaching Associate

Planned and led weekly discussion sections; graded essays, problem sets, and exams for the following courses in medieval history, film history, modern European history, and modern Latin American history.

  • Worked with a diverse population of students, including international students and EL students, and developed strategies for responding effectively to a wide range of writing abilities.
  • Employed a variety of methods in the classroom, including small group and classroom discussions, close reading and step-by-step analysis of primary sources, role play, video projects.
University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Summer 2015
Predoctoral Instructor

Planned and taught “Latin American History through Film,” using a wide variety of written, oral, and visual sources and digital media.

  • Guided students in conducting their own research for a website project and in critically evaluating their sources.
  • Conducted individual conferences with each group for the website project.
  • Encouraged students to explore writing for both academic and broader audiences.
  • Taught students basic WordPress skills.
  • Used online learning management tools to organize content and communicate with students outside of class to promote clarity and transparency.
Southwest Youth Collaborative (SWYC), Chicago, IL
August 2011 to July 2012
Youth Worker

Instructor of record for the fifth- and sixth-graders in an independent afterschool program on the Southwest Side of Chicago.

  • Designed and implemented program curriculum for a summer camp and after-school program in a bilingual (English & Spanish) environment.
  • Developed individual service plans for program participants and their parents.
  • Supervised summer interns.
  • Documented the program and its participants. (lesson plans, attendance, case notes etc.)
  • Attended trainings in restorative justice-based conflict resolution and literacy development.
Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences, Berlin, Germany
Tutor for Academic Writing for Non-Native German Speakers

Proofread presentations, term papers, and undergraduate theses; advised students on the rules of academic writing; developed an academic writing manual.

Research | Interpretation/Translation | Social Work
Antena Los Ángeles
January 2019 to present
Interpreter, Translator, Language Justice Consultant

Antena Los Ángeles is a collective dedicated to language justice advocacy and organizing in Los Angeles. We work with individuals and groups to develop bilingual and multilingual spaces, using as our primary tools interpretation, translation, consulting, and education to expand the capacity to create spaces where everyone can participate fully. We believe that language justice is part of social justice.

Freelance Copyeditor, Interpreter, Translator, and Tutor
2009 to present

Copyediting, translation, consecutive and simultaneous interpretation (Spanish<>English, English<>German, German<>Spanish) in the areas of history & social sciences, social justice organizing, human rights, and market research

The Wende Museum, Culver City, CA
April 2016 to present

I coordinate a collaborative project between The Wende Museum and the Cotsen Foundation for Academic Research exploring the transfer of ideas across the Iron Curtain in early Cold War textile design.

OASIS, Guatemala City, Guatemala
May to August 2010

Conducted research on the acceptance of members of the LGBTQI community in the Guatemalan social service and health care system by developing, conducting, and analyzing interviews with health care and social service professionals across Guatemala.

Villa Lichtblick, Treberhilfe Berlin, Germany
December 2009 to March 2010
Pedagogic Assistant

Assisted young women aged 18 to 25 in situation of homelessness and acute crisis; supported the women in obtaining welfare services; provided supervision and support during nights and evenings.

Médecins du Monde, Cayenne, French Guiana
January to March 2009
Social Work Intern

Designed and implemented an intercultural awareness training for the organization’s volunteers; developed more effective strategies for individual interactions with survivors of domestic violence; conducted and analyzed surveys among youth regarding their knowledge about HIV/Aids.

Xochicuicatl e.V., Asociación de Mujeres Latinoamericanas, Berlin, GER
July to December 2008
Social Work Intern

Counseled women of Latin American origin about their rights in the welfare system. Assisted in counseling survivors of domestic violence.

Languages & Computer Skills

German: Native speaker | Spanish: Oral and written fluency | French: Conversational | Portuguese, Swedish, Russian: Translation competence | MS & Open Office Ÿ Ÿ| Canvas Ÿ | Prezi Ÿ | Professional social media Ÿ | WordPress Ÿ | Basic html Ÿ | Audio editing