Prior to joining Meridian’s faculty, Catherine taught third grade in the Beaverton, Oregon public schools, and second grade in Albuquerque, New Mexico at an International Baccalaureate school where she created and implemented inquiry-based curriculum. Catherine has also worked as a Title I teacher in the Albuquerque Public Schools, providing targeted reading interventions to first and second grade students.
Before becoming a teacher, Catherine worked in the legal field. Her experiences in law school, in particular working for the U.S. Attorney and for a legal aid organization, inspired her to become a teacher. Outside of work, Catherine enjoys traveling, spending time outdoors, and being with her family.