Elliott Elementary

Kate Gale
Site Coordinator


30800 Bennington St Westland, MI 48186

Kate Gale is the Site Coordinator at Elliott Elementary School in the Wayne-Westland Community School District. Kate has been working with the EMU Bright Futures program since 2009, starting as support staff and then becoming a Site Coordinator in 2012. She earned her teachercertification at Central Michigan University in Elementary Education, in addition she earned her Masters in Reading from Eastern Michigan University. Kate credits her experiences and growth working with EMU Bright Futures with shaping her into the educator she is today. She is passionate about connecting with students and families through education, literacy, and social and emotional learning, while engaging student voices and helping youth discover learning in fun and unique ways.

Program Description

EMU Bright Futures at Elliott Elementary School serves second, third, fourth, and fifth grade students. We have a highly structured program providing academic support and student interest-based clubs that focus daily on being active, creative, and engaged.  Club offerings may include Crafty Kids, Nutrition, Fitness Fun, Mindful Yoga, iPad Reviews, Science Experiments, Gym Games, and many more! As a staff, we strive to support our students’ continual growth in social and emotional learning, self-development and agency, and student voice.  We provide opportunities to discover new learning and interests while cultivating a mutually respectful community for all students and families in our program. We at EMUBF at Elliott recognize the importance of building strong relationships between the families, school-day staff, and our program and make that a priority. We actively encourage family and teacher collaboration within our program community to better serve the vision of the whole student.