Katie Mellus has been teaching and coaching at Highland Park High School since 2011 and currently serves as the HPHS Social Studies Department Chair. She has taught Psychology, AP Psychology, Brain Science and Health, and Forensic Psychology and has coached both girls basketball and soccer. Katie’s path to teaching included outreach programs, cognitive research, professional coaching and academic advising. Her goal as an educator is to be innovative with technology while keeping lessons meaning. Kathie also strives to challenge students to think about their outside world in a new way by understanding the human experience.