Catherine Schmidt, Lead Teacher

Catherine Schmidt, Lead Teacher

Catherine has been a teacher for over 15 years, and has had the incredible fortune to teach internationally for most of those years. Growing up in London, England, born to Irish parents, Catherine is the oldest sister of 4 siblings, who ignited her passion for teaching. She has been awarded many accolades in these 15 years including most positive and nurturing teacher, as well as most passionate about her job. She truly loves teaching, and all the other pieces of the jigsaw that go together to form the child that each of her students become. She teaches the whole child, and nothing less.

She has taught the British Curriculum and PYP to the whole range of elementary classes, and has loved them all. She held middle management positions in one of the top International Schools in Dubai, UAE. In the Cayman Islands she taught Music and IT. Having lived and travelled throughout Australia, New Zealand, Asia, the Middle East, Europe and Central America, Catherine has developed a passion for learning about other cultures and teaching pedagogies from around the world. She has travelled multiple states of the U.S too, and is looking forward to exploring many more with her family, while calling Austin home.

She is the proud mummy of two little girls, who are her world, as well as her husband and puppy, of course. In her spare time, she loves to read, play the piano, travel, socialize, practice yoga, run, and swim. She has been a PADI master instructor in her past travels, so whenever she gets the chance, she loves to explore the ocean and all things aquatic. Catherine is passionate about living a healthy lifestyle, not only for her own health benefit, but also as a role model for the children she teaches, to ensure they are the best they can be.

Email address:​ c.schmidt@ISTexas.org

Upcoming Open House!

Wednesday, January 17th @ 9:30 am

Click here to RSVP or call (512) 351-3403


IST Trailblazer Speaker Series: William Kamkwamba

This is IST!

This is IST!

Today we are delighted to welcome KVUE and Mace Massingill - Hunger Fighter to IST!

Our student leaders of Malala House and Huger Captains, Leah and Arann-Ryan, have organized an incredible food drive here at International School of Texas. As you can see from the photo we gathered hundreds of food items to donate to the Central Texas Food Bank to help fight hunger this holiday season.

Taking action is an essential part of the IB program and is highly celebrated and encouraged at IST. Thank you student trailblazers for exhibiting the IB attitudes of empathy, appreciation, cooperation and commitment by taking action to help others in need. #nohunger
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This week we started our food drive to help @Macemassingill-hungerfighter with his goal of feeding 250,000 people this holiday season. Our #nohunger Hunger Captains have been busy organizing and sorting all of the food we have already started to collect. Thank you to all families who have already donated! ... See MoreSee Less

So excited to have Leah & Arann-Ryan as our first Hunger Captains for #nohunger. They are doing an awesome job leading the charge for their food drive at International School of Texas. Hopefully they...

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At IST we celebrate inclusivity, and diversity! One way we do this is through our frequent culture clubs. Today during culture club our advanced Spanish students were thrilled to present to the school (in Spanish) about Dia de los Muertos.

IST students were very enthusiastic about today's culture club, as they have been learning about trailblazer Pedro Infante and adding to our alter all throughout last week.

This year our school altar was in memory of Pedro Infante. He was a Mexican actor and singer who played the classical guitar, piano, violin, trumpet, and drums.

During Spanish, students ate “pan de muerto” (Day of the Dead bread), made decorations for the “altar de muertos”, and decorated “calaveras de azúcar” (sugar skulls). They also shared memories of their loved ones.
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Take a peak into this incredible Art project our Grade 3 students are working on!

During their second Unit of Inquiry, our Grade 3 trailblazers are exploring the transdisciplinary theme of "How We Organize Ourselves". During this unit students are inquiring into how societies
can organize themselves through various forms of government.

For this art project the students are creating a "government official" inspired self-portrait from around the world. Our budding artists are beginning to finish up their outlines and will soon
start to paint the colors of their ancestral flag behind them.

What an excellent way to display the diversity within our dynamic school community!
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Join us tomorrow, November 4th @ 9:30 am for our Open House and Information Session!

Our Saturday Open Houses are child friendly so please bring your little trailblazer along for a day of exploration and fun! We look forward to meeting you!

4402 Hudson Bend Rd, Austin, TX 78734 (512) 351.3403
RSVP today by visiting ISTexas.org or email admissions@istexas.org

Our classrooms are reaching waitlist with limited placements available for 2018.

Brain Friendly Learning. Spanish and Mandarin. Music. Healthy Eating. Inquiry/STEM Lab. Transportation Available.

Providing high-quality international education to children from Early Childhood, age 2-3, through 5th grade. Also offering 3 day and 1/2 day option for Early Childhood.

Join us and you'll see why This is IST!
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Contact Info

Address:
International School of Texas
4402 Hudson Bend
Austin, TX 78734
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Phone: (512) 351-3403
Fax: (512) 364-0277
Email: info@istexas.org

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