Cate Tolnai
Krause Innovation Center

Cate Tolnai

Director, Strategy and Marketing
(she/her)

Monrovia, California

Cate Tolnai supports educators and leaders as Director of Marketing & Strategy at the Krause Center for Innovation. She’s dedicated to amplifying the programs, partnerships, and passions of the KCI community throughout the region and state as well as growing the impact of KCI in both pre-service and in-service educator communities. She has been in education since 2002, and brings her experience in classrooms and as a site, district, and county administrator to each of her projects. In 2019, she co-authored the ISTE publication highlighting the impact of game-based learning, “Power Up Your Classroom: Reimagine Learning Through Gameplay.” As a Google Certified Innovator and Trainer as well as an Adobe Education Leader, she commits to supporting the integration of technology and teaching across grade levels and content areas. Cate designs professional learning opportunities that empower educators and engage them with dynamic, creative activities and real-world strategies.

Instructor Alumni

  • MERIT
  • (maker)SPACE
  • STEAM Leadership

Instructor Certificates

  • Educational Technology Specialist (associated to MERIT)
  • Makerspace Coordinator (associated to SPACE)
  • STEAM Instructional Leader (associated to STEAM)

Instructor Micro-Certifications

  • Adobe Creative Educator
  • Flipgrid Certified Educator
  • Google Educator
  • Google Certified Innovator
  • Google Certified Trainer

Instructional Levels

  • Elementary (3-5)
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High School (9-12)
  • Higher Ed
  • Teacher Ed
  • District/County Leadership

Speciality Content Areas

  • Blended learning
  • Coaching
  • Game-Based Learning
  • Gamification
  • Innovative Frameworks
  • Leadership
  • Online learning
  • SEL
  • Tech Integration