Katy Beattie

Hello! My name is Ms. Beattie and I am your Librarian! 


A little about me

I grew up in Olympia, in fact I attended Roosevelt Elementary and Garfield Ms. Beattie and her kidsElementary and then moved on the JMS and CHS. I come from a family of librarians and readers, (but I didn’t learn to read until late 1st grade)! After I overcame that hurdle you rarely found me without a book!

I graduated from Capital High School in 2003 and went on to get a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Western Oregon University (I spent four years reading about 25 books a quarter, it was the best experience!). After I graduated, I went straight to my Masters Program at Saint Martin’s University. I received my Masters in Teaching in 2009. Soon after, I was hired at Garfield teaching third grade. I have taught second through fifth grades at Garfield over the last seven years. Then my great friend Mrs. Gylys decided her heart was at home with her little girl and my dream job came open. I immediately enrolled back into college to work on my library credentials! This will be my second year in the library.

I have been married for seven years to my lovely husband Andrew. We have two sons, Sam and Max. Sam is 3 and thinks our library lion is the best thing ever and Max is brand new this past summer. If you spend any time in our library at all you will probably see Sam and my mom (do you remember Ms. Eileen our former librarian before Mrs. Gylys? That’s my mom!). Andrew and I also have a dog. Charlie is six years old and he is a cairn terrier/mini schnauzer mix. He loves to snuggle, do puzzles, and go for walks. He was named by a former Garfield third grader and loves to walk by the playground (on a leash with my mom) at recess.

Some of my interests include reading, spending time with friends and family, and traveling.

Favorite books

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, White Lilacs, There's a Hippopotamus on My Roof Eating Cake, and It's a Book!