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About eduk8te

Kathy Moore’s passion is literacy, and she serves as a mentor teacher and staff developer throughout the greater Bay Area. Kathy is the City of San Ramon's Poet Laureate; 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. Kathy 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 two beautiful boys.

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

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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

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Radical Hope

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Kathy Moore has fallen into a bad habit of reading the news every morning instead of poetry. This has caused despair to creep into her writing. This year she vows to begin each day searching for the light and getting … Continue reading

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Waiting for Rain

We wake this morning to a gray uncertainty the mountain that we love, our devil mountain, has disappeared obliterated by ashes falling from a firestorm one hundred miles away

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Fallen Rain

What’s the name of that strange awareness when you come across a new word and then it appears everywhere?   Petrichor is a word I hadn’t heard before at least I don’t remember it – yet here it was today … Continue reading

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