Katie Townzen



  • Elementary Education (K-6) License
  • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Inclusive Education, Minnesota State University Moorhead
  • Masters in Special Education - ECSE emphasis, Minnesota State University Moorhead (in progress)

A bit about me… I live in Burnsville with my husband and our daughter. We enjoy being active both indoors and out, whether it is playing sports or going on bike rides and hikes. Running seems to be my go-to exercise. I grew up traveling all over North America and Europe with my parents. My love of travel continues, bringing my siblings along with us. Being with family and friends is my favorite way to spend my free time.

I believe in… a good laugh; a positive attitude; being patient; being kind; making the time to relax; trying something new, no matter how scary; asking questions; reaching goals and making new ones; being a listening ear; building strong relationships; communication and collaboration

My education journey… My family moved a lot when I was younger, so my K-12 education experience was diverse. I continue to seek new information and learn when opportunities arise!

Books… My love of reading first came from reading books before bed with my mom every night. From there, reading was my strongest subject because I would read anything that I could get my hands on. Now, I struggle to find time to read, but I still enjoy getting my hands on a good book that makes me laugh, cry, and pulls on my heart strings.

Stories to tell… My travels; mission trips; cousin adventures; adventures with my daughter