St. Patrick & Cathedral Elementary School
MRS. KATHY CURTI
Bachelor of Science in Foreign Language and MEPD (Master's Degree) in PK-8 Education.
+ years with Aquinas Catholic Schools
+ years total teaching experience
I grew up in La Crosse and graduated from Aquinas High School. My love for languages began in 6th grade at Blessed Sacrament and grew through high school and college. I taught grades 7/8 at St. Charles School in Genoa before developing the Spanish Program at St. Patrick's School in Onalaska. We have since added French in the elementary schools to give students a taste of both languages before choosing one at Aquinas Middle and High Schools. My husband Greg is on the Aquinas Foundation Board and we are active with Coulee Region Mardi Gras, helping to raise money for ACS. We have two children, Olivia and Christian, who are also alumni of Aquinas Catholic Schools.
I encourage all students to actively participate in a variety of classroom experiences designed to create enthusiasm and a love of language learning. Additionally, I expect them to treat others with respect in words and deeds.
You can help your child learn languages even if you don't know them yourself! How? Simply by showing enthusiasm for their experiences and encouraging them to practice, you show them that language learning is fun!