Hi and welcome to our new community. I am looking forward to work with all of you. I will be using this website to communicate with you regarding important information, upcoming events, and even volunteer information. Please check this blog at least twice a week as I will do my personal best to log all that we are doing in room E-101. Please go easy on me as this will be my first year both teaching first grade AND using all the technology they provide here at Ho'okele. We will be able to meet on Thursday, August 4th, 2017 at 5:30 in room E-101 (yellow building).
A little bit about me. My name is Cathryn Clabaugh (pronounced clay-baw). I am born and raised in San Diego, California but was looking for a new adventure. Hawaii found me and so far I am throughly enjoying my time here.
My educational experiences include a Bachelor's Degree in Liberal Studies (education) from San Diego State University and Teaching Credential with a minor in Child and Family Development. My Master's Degree is in Teaching and Learning from Point Loma Nazarene University with a minor in both Special Education and Reading.
Before I was hired for Ho'okele Elementary School, I worked as a PLC teacher and taught Art, Literacy, and English Language Development (ELD) in South Bay Union School District at Emory Elementary School. Before my Elementary Teaching experience, I taught for 10 years at the preschool level while I was going to school to get my degrees. I do not currently have any children of my own, but I do have a lot of nieces and nephews; the eldest is now driving, and the youngest just had her second birthday. I have been married to a wonderful, supportive husband since 2008, who is willing to take on this new adventure with me. I can't wait to meet you all!