Katie Booth attended Centre College, where she majored in History and Government. She taught in Japan before entering the University of Kentucky, where she earned her Master's Degree and a teaching certificate. In 2010, she became National Board Certified. She has served as an AP World History Exam Reader, attended trainings with National Endowment for the Humanities, Library of Congress, and Gilder Lehrman, and presented on topics of curriculum and instruction at both the state and national level. She recently completed her endorsement in gifted education and now also serves as the high school's gifted teacher.