Author Archives: eduk8te

About eduk8te

Kate Moore’s passion is literacy, and she serves as a mentor teacher and staff developer throughout the greater Bay Area. Kate served three terms as the City of San Ramon's Poet Laureate (2012-2018); she also teaches poetry writing workshops and is an instructor in the Master of Arts in Teacher Leadership (MATL) program at St. Mary’s College of California. She was honored as SRVUSD Teacher of the Year in 2007 and San Ramon Chamber of Commerce Educator of the Year in 2009. Kate holds a Doctorate in Educational Leadership for Social Justice from California State University, East Bay, an M.A. in Teacher Leadership from St. Mary’s and a B.A. in English Education from SUNY Albany. She and Bob Moore are the proud parents of four beautiful grown daughters, and the smitten grandparents of four beautiful children who fill them with hope for the future.

Art Lesson

We’re told we must be silent when we paint Turning off the left brain so that we might see With artist’s eyes   In front of me, a small pallet – Six colors to make six colors and six hundred … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

A Nun Speaks of Love

Sister Prejean spoke from the altar a preacher of rivers and fire awakened to injustice bearing witness to secret rituals hidden behind walls where she walked with dead men into the fire locked eyes with the dead men to restore … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment


In Ireland, we take a bus to 18 Parnell Square home of the Dublin Writers Museum to witness the old manuscripts letters and diaries, first editions and rare books locked behind glass   Outside, a steady rain pounds on leaded … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments


Today after walking I sat in the sun September air making its subtle season shifts readying the leaves for changing while bird shadows dance high above my perch and woodpecker taps out his autumn song time time time time transporting … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Distraction: A Numbers Game

Yesterday I cleaned my closet, donated two trash bags stuffed with clothes that used to fit. I watered all the plants, repotted the lemon tree.   It has been three weeks since I retired. So far, I have rocked two … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Poetry is Power

Dear Naomi Shihab Nye, Congratulations on your selection as Young People’s Poet Laureate. Several years ago, I was fortunate to spend a weekend in your class at Asilomar. I still have the work I completed that weekend, including a detailed … Continue reading

Posted in poetry | Tagged | Leave a comment

The Girl on the Train

My friend and I were riding home on BART from San Francisco. The only open seats were the priority seats right inside the doors, designated for disabled riders. We grabbed them and sat down.   At the first stop in … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment