Katie McCarty

Katie McCarty

Hollygrove Lead Teacher - 3rd Grade

kate.thompson@larchmontcharter.org

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I was born and raised in Carlsbad, California. I lived there with my parents and brother through high school. I spent most of my youth dancing and swimming. After graduating, I attended San Diego State University where I continued dancing. I then had the opportunity to study abroad at Oxford University in England. This experience was one of my favorite (so far) and further helped me decide I wanted to become a teacher. I moved to Los Angeles to attend UCLA ( GO BRUINS!) and then complete my credential and masters program. I’ve worked at LCS for 5 years. After completing my student teaching, I was hired at LCW as a Reading Specialist and then taught Kindergarten. When these two wonderful schools merged I shifted over to Hollygrove to become a part of the 2/3 team! This is my third year in this loop.

Where did you go to school and what was your major?
BA-San Diego State University, Communication and Religious Studies
MA and Teaching Credential, University of California Los Angeles

What is your highest degree held?
Masters

Why did you want to be a teacher/work in education?
Because I love to learn. Nothing sparks in me more joy and passion than giving that gift back. Also I’ve seen and felt the impact a great teacher can have on a student, not just in the short term but for the rest of their life.

How long have you been teaching/working in education?
Because I love to learn. Nothing sparks in me more joy and passion than giving that gift back. Also, I’ve seen and felt the impact a great teacher can have on a student, not just in the short term but for the rest of their life.

What is your favorite thing about LCS?
The culture. When you walk through those gates, the enthusiasm, dedication and creativity intoxicates you.

What was your favorite book when you were the age of your students?
Charlotte’s Web