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