Cathy Chadwick, Lead Teacher

Cathy Chadwick, Lead Teacher

Cathy Chadwick was born in Toronto, Canada. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Art History from the University of Toronto, a Master of Arts in Art History from McGill University, and a Bachelor of Education from the University of Toronto. She has taught English, History, Geography, Math, Drama and Art to middle school students in Toronto. She has also taught English, History and Geography to 7th-10th grade students at St. Lawrence College, a British private school in Athens, Greece. Before coming to IST, Cathy worked at the Austin Eco Bilingual School for 3 years, where she was first exposed to the IB philosophy. There, she taught the English portion of the day to grades 1 through 5.

Cathy moved to Austin in 1998 with her family when her husband was hired to the Art History department at the University of Texas. She has three children who are now 23, 21 and 17 years old.

This is Cathy’s third year at IST. She has taught 6th, 7th and 4th grade here, and is excited to be teaching 2nd grade in the 2017-2018 school year. She feels strongly that children should receive a well-rounded education that encourages them to be open-minded and engaged in their world. It is important that children appreciate and have respect for all the earth’s resources, and that we grow together to be good global citizens. By learning to be both thoughtful individuals and good communicators, we hope they will be equipped to become the problem solvers of the next generation.

When not at school, Cathy enjoys reading, gardening, knitting and singing in her church choir. In addition to taking care of three children, Cathy looks after two cats, five chickens, and about 10,000 bees.
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Wednesday, January 17th @ 9:30 am

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This is IST!

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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
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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.

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International School of Texas
4402 Hudson Bend
Austin, TX 78734
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Phone: (512) 351-3403
Fax: (512) 364-0277

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