Catie Doherty is a Classroom Assistant at The Grayson School. She graduated from George Washington University Summa Cum Laude with a B.A. in environmental studies and a minor in public health. Ms. Doherty is a strong advocate for environmental and health policy and believes that understanding must be accompanied by getting involved. Her professional experience has involved grassroots organizing and training adults, which she applies to her work in the classroom, sharing that “it is vital to listen to people about their experiences to figure out the areas with the most growth potential.”
In working as an educator, Ms. Doherty brings learning from her own educational experience in creating an environment of mutual respect. A professor in college, who worked in the UN on children’s rights, always reinforced that society needs to do better in acknowledging that children’s inner worlds and understandings are just as rich and complex as adults. “My philosophy is treating the children’s emotions (good or bad) and thoughts (logical or wildly silly and creative) with respect and dignity.”
Ms. Doherty enjoys art, music, spending time outdoors, and is currently exploring “visible mending,” a stylish and sustainable way to repair and give new life to old clothing. She has traveled to all 50 states and now lives in Philadelphia with a kitten named Love.