Katherline Ha’o received her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and a Master’s in Education along with a California Multiple Subject Teaching Credential. She began her career in Hawaii in 2000 as a Special Education Teacher for kindergarten through third grade. She then served as the third-grade classroom teacher for several years where she implemented differentiated instruction and reading assessments to address the needs of students struggling with reading and math. After moving back to California, Katherline worked in the private sector where she continued to apply the differentiated instruction model to her second-grade classroom in order to meet the needs of students with diverse learning styles.
Currently, Katherline is a Special Education Home Teacher for the Las Virgenes Unified School District where she has been working with students in elementary, middle, and high school. She has been working one-on-one with a range of students with learning disabilities including Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADD/ADHD, dyslexia, and language impairments. She also serves those with severe physical disabilities and emotional disorders. Katherline works to build a positive rapport with students to boost their self-esteem while creating individualized instruction focused on developing strategies and executive functions skills needed for learning.
It is through this work that led Katherline into the field of Educational Therapy, which addresses the underlying learning skills needed to help students reach their potential. She is currently in the Educational Therapy Certificate program at UC Riverside.
When not in the office, Katherline likes to travel with her daughter, go hiking and explore the mountains, beaches, and deserts. She also particularly enjoys all forms of exercise that will include surfing, horseback riding, motocross, tennis, and spinning.