Blessed Sacrament Elementary School
MRS. CATHERINE STRICKLIN
I graduated from Viterbo University with a Bachelor Degree in Education. I have a major in Elementary Education and a minor in Early Childhood Education. I am currently attending UW-Stevens Point for my master's degree in Special Education.
+ years with Aquinas Catholic Schools
+ years total teaching experience
I have so many reasons why I am inspired to teach. I am reminded of these on a daily basis in the classroom as well as in our community. There is nothing better than having my students realize they’re stronger and smarter than they ever thought possible. I live in DeSoto, WI with my husband. We have grown boys, and we are together very often. As a family we enjoy the outdoors. You will often find us camping most weekends throughout the state of Wisconsin.
I have 17 years of experience working in elementary and middle schools. I have worked as a paraprofessional for 6 years in Early Childhood grades 3P-1st grade. I have also had 2 years in Title I in 2nd and 3rd grades. I student taught in La Crosse, WI. I subbed in La Crosse Public Schools as well as Aquinas Catholic Schools. I held both positions of a short-term substitute and long term-substitute at Aquinas Catholic Schools. This year is my 6th year at Blessed Sacrament Elementary.
I have built and maintained relationships with students and families from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds. I have attended and continue to attend educational seminars and trainings for not only for my professional development, but also my own personal and spiritual growth. We never stop learning and growing!
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I love teaching at Blessed Sacrament! I want my students to love school and learning as much as I do. In my classroom we start each day with prayer and have set learning targets. Students are expected to be kind and respectful to one another. I use multiple teaching strategies to differentiate instruction to meet all students individual needs. I strive to help your child grow to be the best version of themselves they can be.
3rd & 4th Grade Writing and Grammar