Kate Carreiro studied theater at Rhode Island College while earning a B.S. in Elementary Education. She later received a Masters Degree in Special Education from Westfield State College. For 16 years, Kate taught in institutional settings with students with emotional and behavioral challenges. Kate retired, after 21 years of teaching in the Holyoke Public Schools, where she incorporated the arts as a vehicle for inspiring a diverse range of students in her 5th grade classroom.
Over the years, Kate collaborated with teaching artists from Enchanted Circle Theater on numerous occasions and has directed several classroom and school-wide productions on her own.
Kate became a member of ECT Board of Directors in 2002 and joined Enchanted Circle Theater as a teaching artist in January of 2008. Kate is active in our artist-in-residence programs, mentoring and professional development for teachers, From Page to Stage, and after school programs.
Kate is an avid scuba diver who enjoys diving for New England lobster and scallops and traveling to exotic dive sites around the world.
Who We Are
” Many of the children I work with have never felt success, and you make them feel safe and empowered.”
~ 5th grade teacher, Holyoke, MA