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.
Email address: c.chadwick@ISTexas.org