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Kathryn Welch

Kathryn Welch

Primary Art Specialist

Our school has a terrific reputation. During my time in college, observing and teaching in several public schools, I never came across the type of curriculum we deliver here. Our lessons accommodate the needs of each child and allow them to further their learning. I am excited to be working with such a great staff and look forward to learning from them as well. 

Before moving to Chicago to work at BISC, I attended Purdue University. I graduated from Purdue in May 2015 with a degree in elementary education and minors in Spanish and global studies. In my last semester at Purdue, I student-taught in a Kindergarten classroom at Hose Elementary in Crawfordsville, Indiana. During my time at Hose, I planned and taught several math, science and literacy lessons each week. I also learned a lot about classroom management, lesson planning and differentiation from coworkers and my university supervisor. I would say that student teaching taught me a lot of useful skills that will assist me in being a learning assistant at BISC.  

I was born in Illinois but moved around a lot when I was young because of my dad’s job. I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to live in Cuernavaca, Mexico for five years. While living Mexico, I learned how to speak Spanish at a young age. Speaking and knowing the language is what made me continue to study Spanish and eventually minor in it at college as well.

In my free time I enjoy cooking, reading, crafting and spending time with my cat, Thor. You could say that I am a bit of a “cat lady."

What Students Say

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“I like reading (reading books) with Miss Welch.”