Kate Garnett


Evander Valdivia

Kate Garnett has been a counselor at Santa Fe High School since August 2019. She used to work here as a teacher-librarian from 2014 to 2017.

Originally from Northampton, Mass., she moved to Missoula, Mont. when she was a child and lived there for 23 years. She moved to New Mexico in 2004 because her husband got a job working for an environmental nonprofit organization in Santa Fe.

Ms. Garnett earned a bachelor’s degree in Spanish at the University of Montana in 1998. She earned a master’s degree in school counseling at New Mexico Highlands University in 2019. She likes that she was able to carry on a family tradition of going back to school as a middle-aged person. Her grandma and grandpa decided to go to graduate school when they were in their forties.

Ms. Garnett was inspired to become a counselor because she really likes teen-agers, and this job is perfect because she doesn’t really like teaching. “Teaching is really hard,” she says, “and I know I’m not very good at it.” She enjoys SFHS because of the diversity of the people on campus.

In Ms. Garnett’s free time, she likes to read and cook. She also loves spending time with her husband and friends and playing with her dog.