School Operations Manager
Katie Hartshorn is the Operations Manager for Gem Prep: Nampa (GPN). She manages key school operations, freeing school leadership up and allowing them to focus on student success and staff development. She also serves as the enrollment point of contact for the school.
Before joining GPN’s team, Katie was a Lead Security Guard for a fast growing security team in Boise. She specialized in large firm building security in Boise and large event security at various venues. Upon the opening of GPN, Katie became the School Receptionist (Founder GPN Receptionist, 3 years) overseeing various parent/school relations, volunteer opportunities and diving into providing successful student and staff care within the school. Katie initiated and organized Scholastic Bookfairs, scholar reading programs, educational community visitors and services within the school. Her persistence, communication and implementation of an online volunteer system allowed for over 6,000 family volunteer hours to be donated and recorded, with 97% of GPN's families involved within one academic year.
Katie graduated from the College of Western Idaho in 2017 with an Associates Degree in Liberal Arts and Social Science. She is a 4th generation Boise High School graduate (2007), a mother of two children, and a wife. Katie's passion to grow as a person and help others can be seen in the community as a youth soccer coach, community event volunteer and helping within her children's school. She aspires to continue her education in Social Sciences while continuing to grow within the Gem organization.