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ABOUT ME

Katrina D. Alexander

Katrina is a long time resident of  Hammond, Indiana.  She was born to Queen and Robert Alexander. She has one sister, one niece, one great nephew, and a proud god mother. She is also a dog mom to Chance Buddy.

 

Katrina is a product of the Hammond Public School System where she graduated from Hammond High School in 2001. She also attended attended Purdue University Calumet now known as Purdue Northwest where she graduated May of 2007 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems.

She is an educator at East Chicago Central High School where she teaches Radio & TV Broadcast, Commercial Photography, Graphic Design/Layout and Theater since October 2014. She teaches her students to “Be Yourself, because an Original is Worth More than a Copy.” She wants the youth to know don’t try to be like someone else just be you. She established the first Exceptional Students Prom at EC Central that has been held for the past 3 years before Covid for Special Education students at Central High School.

Katrina accepted her calling into ministry and was licensed on March 9, 2011 at Greater Destiny Bible Church. She is currently a member of the Cross Church in East Chicago, Indiana. At the Cross Church she is a part of the worship team and media team. On January 19, 2020 she was Ordained as a Minister.

 

Katrina has served for many years in the capacity of soup kitchens, feeding those that are in need, and volunteering in food pantries. She has spearheaded gospel fest for many, where they have brought health screenings to a community, provided haircuts, book bags and school supplies to school age children to prepare them for school. She truly has a servants heart.

 

While substitute teaching in 2009, a young man told her “My Momma don’t care why do you.” It is her mission that every young person will see their worth. Know Your Worth became a dream into reality as she started teaching. In 2017, Katrina started the Know Your Worth Campaign and vowed that every encounter she has with people that they leave her knowing they have value. She also started a Senior to Youth Mentoring program.  This program is where Seniors have so much wisdom to give the Youth and the Youth with the way technology has advanced have knowledge to share with our seniors.

 

Katrina is an advocate for the youth, they are her passion and she can relate to so many of their issues such as bullying, low self esteem, and suicide. She continues to help others because she was once them she went through those very issues. In September 2018, she wrote her first play entitled “Redemption” that was performed in December 2018 where she acted, directed, and produced. Redemption is a stage play that dealt with bullying and touched on suicide.

 

On May 7, 2019, Katrina won the primary election for Hammond Council at Large by 4 votes against a 32 year incumbent she had 2,091 votes. On November 5, 2019, she sealed the deal by winning the General Election with 3550 votes to take the top position. On January 1, 2020 She was sworn in by 1st District State Representative Carolyn B. Jackson as the first African American Council at Large and the first African American Female Council Member to the Hammond Common Council.

Katrina is a woman of integrity and value with a heart for her community. She is dependable and she truly cares about all.

Awards and Honors

Distinguished Teacher Award in 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, & 2022

Northwest Indiana’s Top 20 under 40 for 2019

Dreamer’s Dream Barack Obama Award 2020

Northwest Indiana Up and Coming Influential Woman for Education Finalist 2021

Northwest Indiana Up and Coming Influential Woman of the Year for Education Winner 2021

Dr. Margret Burroughs Legacy Award 2023 - DuSable Museum

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