Katie Lodes
Science Teacher
St. Joseph’s Academy

Over the next three years, Katie Lodes will take on the role of bringing evolution education to teachers across St. Louis as the “David and Marilyn Kirk Teacher Fellow.” In this capacity, she’ll facilitate the evolution book club and plan evolution education events. Lodes is a science teacher at St. Joseph’s Academy, where she’s taught for 18 years. She teaches Honors Biology and AP Biology.
Lodes has a degree in Animal Science and Secondary Biology Education from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She earned a Masters of Arts in Biology in 2005 from Washington University.


The evolution education program at the Institute for School Partnership was made possible by David and Marilyn Kirk, who were longtime members of the WashU community. The pair established the ISP Kirk Teacher Fellowship with the purpose of empowering a science teacher to act as a leader in evolution education in the St. Louis area. Through their generous endowment, the ISP is able to support not only the teacher fellowship, but also the annual Darwin Day celebration and Evolution Education Book Club.

Evolution education resources



Videos: (view before showing to judge if appropriate for class)