About Mrs. Marinucci


    Hello, my name is Kate Marinucci and I am a Gates-Chili graduate teaching here in the district for my fourteenth year. I am so privileged to have the opportunity to give back to the district that gave me so much growing up from my kindergarten days at Brasser to my graduation day at the High School.

    Before beginning a career in teaching, I spent five years working as a lab technician in a clinical microbiology lab at Strong Memorial Hospital. I completed my Bachelors degree from The Rochester Institute of Technology in biology with minors in chemistry and literature. As I began working in a lab, I loved the science part of it, but always wanted to be able to share and teach others about science too. I decided to go back to school, and I earned a Masters degree in science education with certification in grades 5-9, and 7-12 biology through the University of Rochester. 

    I enjoy being involved in school related activities. I am a lifelong learner and love trying new and different things in and out of the classroom. I work diligently throughout the year to take professional development classes and use the new information in the classroom. I continue to work with teachers in other districts through my graduate program at the University of Rochester and am a member and presenter for STANYS and NSTA. I am looking forward to continuing this collaboration in the coming school year, as well as assisting new teachers as they enter the field.

    When I am not in school, I can usually be found shopping, walking around the neighborhood, gardening in the yard, or playing with my two boys, ages 7 and 9! For some reason, I am always buying more and more purses and shoes than I even have clothes to go with!! When I go to the gym, I love taking classes like spinning, step aerobics, yoga, strength training, and kickboxing. During my breaks, I love to have dinner out and around town with family and friends, especially in the downtown area. My favorite food is Italian, and I love pizza!!! 

    I couldn't be happier to be a teacher, especially in the Gates-Chili district. I always welcome feedback and comments from students and their families. We are all working together to "create the right conditions for learning" and as we share and communicate we will grow as a community of  science learners.