Katherine Reaves is a local filmmaker and arts educator. She has been honored to teach at Beacon since 2012. In addition to making documentary films for the Bristol Warren Regional School District and the Bristol Warren Educational Foundation, she has made short films or documented for local nonprofit organizations such as Coggeshall Farm Museum, Bristol Animal Shelter, and Listen To Your Mother. She is a committee member of the statewide Give Me 5 Youth Film Festival, and has served as a teacher/guide at workshops.  She teaches at the Flickers’ KidsEye™ Summer Filmmaking Camp.  A former board member of the Rhode Island Film Collaborative, she served as a judge at the Providence 48 Hour Film Project. She founded Hugh Cole School Productions, a grade school video production program. She has served as Coordinator for the Rhode Island School of Design’s Pre-College Critical Studies in Art program. She taught art history and design in the Continuing Education program at RISD from 1996 to 2012. She has also taught art history at RIC and CCRI. She is committed to nurturing a passion for the arts and filmmaking in her students and encourages each student to achieve their personal best. She earned her Master’s in Art Education from RISD in 1997 and possesses Bachelor’s degrees in Studio Art (painting) from Rhode Island College and History of Art from the University of Michigan. She also served as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and is fluent in Kikongo. She is married to artist Stephen Fisher and is blessed with a daughter, Crickett, who assists her on film shoots.