Welcome New 2018-19 Faculty

Emily Abbott
Mrs. Emily Abbott will be joining Collegiate as the Lower School Music teacher. Emily earned her Bachelor of Music Education and Master of Music Education degrees at Bowling Green State University. While completing her work at Bowling Green State University, Emily has been working with students in grades JK-6. Emily and her husband moved to the Louisville area in November 2017 with their Australian Shepherd named Bailey.[/col10
Emily Ibrahim
Emily Ibrahim, a native Texan, earned a Bachelor of Music from Lamar University. Upon graduation, she lived 2 years in Spain, then returned to Texas to earn a Master of Arts from Southwestern. She has taught Spanish and English as a Second Language to students of all ages, preschool through adults, both overseas and in the states. She has written and illustrated a book for young children learning Spanish, Edi el Elefante, and is currently working on her second book.
Kim Keady
Kim Keady has been teaching high school students English since her career began in 1987, and more
recently, she has also been working with college freshman and adult learners. Kim grew up in a family of educators, social workers, and therapists, so it was natural that she would pursue a career grounded in helping individuals actualize their strengths. Kim’s teaching style focuses on the building of confidence through successful learning experiences.
Whitney Martin
Ms. Martin earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from the University of Louisville and a Master of Science in Education degree in School Counseling from Indiana University Southeast. Ms. Martin most recently served at KentuckianaWorks College Access Center, where she worked with students as a College Access Counselor in JCPS and ultimately oversaw the Educational Talent Search program for five JCPS schools. Ms. Martin has a daughter, London Sweeney, who attends Collegiate and is a member of the class of 2024.
Sarah Steenrod
Sarah began her teaching career in 1989 and has taught 6-12 grades in Virginia, Atlanta, and Louisville, most recently at West End School. In addition to her classroom experience, Sarah has served independent schools as an administrator and board member. After time at home when her children were young, Sarah returned to teaching in 2005 as a part-time Social Studies teacher at Collegiate. Her children each came to the school in the 6th grade; two graduated from Collegiate and are in college, and the third is currently a senior in the Upper School.
Jamie Steinbock
Jamie Steinbock will start her 10th year of teaching joining the CLA team as our Lower School Resource and Enrichment Specialist. A Louisville native, Jamie is married to Stuart Steinbock ’92. They have four children: MeMe 15, James 14, Liam 12, and Lillian 11. Three dogs and a hedgehog round out their family. Jamie has her BA from the University of Louisville and her Masters of Arts in Teaching with a dual certification in Elementary Education and Learning and Behavior Disorders from Bellarmine University. She has worked as an in-home Verbal Behavioral therapist before starting her teaching career and then served as a special education teacher at Field Elementary for nine years. When Jamie is not wearing her wife, mom or teacher hat, she is an avid runner and has completed four marathons.