Greetings. I am Mrs. Catherine Wilson, and I am blessed to be the fourth grade teacher at Our Lady of Guadalupe School. I grew up in Northern California, and attended twelve years of Catholic School. My father was Portuguese from Hawaii; my mother was an immigrant from England. Our family, with its ethnic diversity, was held together by our strong Catholic identity. That connection continues today as my husband, teenage daughters and I call OLG our parish.
I received my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of California at Santa Cruz in 1989. After college I spent two years as a Jesuit Volunteer working in Baltimore, Maryland. Concern for justice in urban education led me to join a national teacher corps, Teach for America. I taught for the Oakland Unified School District in California (grades K-2) while earning my teaching certification from the University of San Francisco (1992). I moved to Seattle and joined the Archdiocese of Seattle at St. Paul School, teaching grade 4 for four years and later middle school for three years. I earned my Masters Degree in Special Education from City University in 1999.
This is my fifteenth year teaching at Our Lady of Guadalupe School. My twin daughters are now sophomores in college (UW and WSU). We are blessed to be part of the OLG community.