Mrs Katie Anderson Scholarship Fund
She began her career teaching 5th grade in Jackson, MN in 2007. She was active in several extracurricular committees as well as coaching volleyball and softball. In 2008 she married her high school sweetheart Mark Anderson. They began their relationship at the age of 17 which continued through college until their marriage on August 23rd, 2008.
In 2011 Mark and Katie took a leap of faith moving to California to begin Mark’s career with the Air Force. Katie then found employment with Dixon Unified School District at CA Jacob’s Middle School as a math teacher. She blossomed and flourished in her role at CA Jacob’s going beyond the role of teacher by participating in STEM, Site Leadership Team, Math Department Chair, Sunshine Site Committee, No-Bully Solution Coach Leader, and the leader of the Chamber of Commerce Business and Education Alliance.
Katie had an infectious personality and smile that commanded the attention of any room she entered. She enjoyed travel, entertaining her friends and family in her home, wine, shoes, selfies, sunglasses, losing sunglasses, and unorthodox hair styles. She will be missed by her faithful companion and jogging partner Kirby, Mark and Katie’s black lab.
My sincere appreciation goes out to everyone. Our families have decided in lieu of flowers or memorials, we request people make a donation in Katie's name for an annual scholarship fund. In this way she will continue to help and support students for years to come in the communities she impacted.