Prior to becoming a teacher, Ms. Catherine Hay worked for 15 years with the Army Corp of Engineers in Information Technology(IT). She knows how invaluable practical experience is to anyone’s career. Problem solving, professional skills, and communication are essential in any job.
付出,她决定帮助在当地schools and help students see the possibilities and fun of math and science and bring a STEM math class to local area schools in small towns called Warren and Scappoose, Oregon. By engaging students with hands-on activities relating math and science, she served as a role model for young girls wanting to enter STEM fields. She was constantly told that she should become a teacher by parents and teachers, so she took on that challenge and decided to go back to school and become a Mathematics teacher and earn a Master’s Degree in Teaching Mathematics. Her volunteer class was very popular with teachers and students and she volunteered for 7 years, starting with 3rd graders and then with 4th – 5th graders, all while also studying for her degree.