Kate Taluga is passionate about spending time with young people outside traditional classrooms and has worked with them in many different settings. She was the Extended Day Director at Apalachee Elementary before creating the program at SAS the first year we opened. A professional storyteller and avid old-time music dancer, Kate along with her husband, Gus Johnson, spends much of her free time traveling Southeastern Folk Festivals. She also trains educators in subjects ranging from guidance and discipline to construction with children. Her theme song is "On the Road Again." Kate, Gus, and Kitty live on eight acres in north Gadsden County. They have three grown children.