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Catherine Welch, Lower School Language Arts & Social Studies Coordinator

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Staff Spotlight: Catherine Welch

Catherine Welch, Lower School Language Arts & Social Studies Coordinator, is in her second year at CESJDS. Prior to her tenure here, she taught English at Sidwell Friends School in Washington, DC, and spent nine years at Poly Prep Country Day School in Brooklyn, NY, teaching Language Arts. She also served as 7th and 8th Grade Dean while at Poly Prep, and led the revision of their advisory program.

At CESJDS, Catherine has a multitude of responsibilities in her portfolio from unit planning with teachers to scheduling guest appearances and field trips, to looking at the Lower School big picture as part of the Administrative team. "I love that I can do so many different things in one day including meeting with teachers, looking at student writing, meeting with parents, and planning school-wide events," Catherine said.

Catherine holds a B.A. in English from Kenyon College, and earned her Masters in Teaching from Pace University while participating in the NYC Teaching Fellows Program. She lives in DC proper, and spends a lot of time walking around the city, hiking, traveling, and, of course, reading.

Her favorite aspect of working at CESJDS is the collaboration. It's what makes the School magical!"

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