Kathy Seipp
Photo by Dan Seipp of Con Tiempo

Kathy Seipp, M.A., is a Program Associate in the Human Rights Education Program at The Advocates for Human Rights. She taught middle school in the Robbinsdale School District for eight years, piloted the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program, and taught in the WINGS alternative program for grades 6-8. Kathy initially incorporated human rights into her teaching with the help of Partners for Human Rights from 1996-2001 and with Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights as a Rights Site teacher from 2001-2004. Kathy received her BA in Child Psychology at the University of Minnesota and an MA in Education at the University of St. Thomas, St Paul.

Kathy has lived and studied in Paris, France, is a certified Ashtanga yoga teacher, and has volunteered with the organization Operation Smile International as a Child Life Specialist in Vietnam and Venezuela. Her passion for teaching respect, equality, dignity and tolerance are intertwined with her life and work, and she brings much experience in teaching human rights awareness into the classroom. She co-authored the curricula Energy of a Nation: Immigrants in America and The Road to Peace: A Teaching Guide on Local and Transitional Justice published by The Advocates for Human Rights. Kathy also created Rights Sites News, a quarterly newsletter for educators who teach for and about human rights.