Phone: 469-752-9382


Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Kathleen Whitfield

I'm Kathleen Whitfield, and I'm looking forward to getting to know the Class of 2024!

I have a B.A. in English and American studies from the University of Notre Dame. I'm starting my fifth full year at Plano Senior after receiving my M.Ed. and teaching credential from Southern Methodist University in December '18. 

My goal for my students is to increase their love of reading and help increase their overall literacy.

My husband and I have five children. Most have graduated, except for one future Wildcat, who will be a member of Plano Senior's Class of 2030. Some things I love: reading, baseball (I wrote my Honors thesis on baseball fiction), and my husband and kids -- both my biological ones and the ones on loan to me for the year. 

My favorite writers (in no particular order) include James Baldwin, Haruki Murakami, David Foster Wallace, Dave Eggers, Graham Greene, Flannery O'Connor, Natasha Trethewey, Jason Reynolds, Jorge Luis Borges, and Elizabeth Acevedo. And so many more.

I am also delighted to be the sponsor for Hope Squad. Hope Squad is a national organization that aims to reduce youth suicide through education, training, and peer intervention. 



  • Phone: 469-752-9300 Ext. 29382


    Degrees and Certifications:

    Bachelor of Arts - English and American studies, University of Notre Dame
    Master of Education - Southern Methodist University

    • English Language Arts and Reading Grades 7-12
    • Journalism 7-12
    • Social Studies 7-12 
    • ESL
    • Gifted/Talented
    • Special Education

    Google Certified Educator Level 1

    Google Certified Educator Level 2

    Google Certified Educator - Level 1 - Open Badges -- Google for EDU - Badge  ListGoogle Certified Educator, Level 2 - MisterEdTech

  • Tutorials

    Daily from 4:25-5 p.m. 

    Class schedule

    1 -- English IV

    2 -- English IV

    3 -- English IV

    4 -- English IV

    5 -- Hope Squad

    6 -- conference

    7 -- English IV