Cathryn Weems is an enthusiastic educator trying to make a difference one student at a time. Her passion for working with children is one that has evolved from an incredibly young age. At the tender age of 16, she began her journey of working with children through babysitting and nannying. Interning and student teaching for Gwinnett County led to her acquiring her bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education with a minor in Special Education from Georgia State University.
Ms. Weems enjoys creating innovative lessons, which allow for differentiation in the classroom. She understands that no two students are the same and feels that these lessons accommodate any student at any achievement level. As her journey progressed into the classroom, teaching pre-kindergarten for one year and then being promoted to kindergarten was an exceptional delight. After two years of teaching in Georgia, she then decided to take her passion for working with young minds internationally.
Her desire to travel led Ms. Weems to an abroad teaching experience in China, which lasted 3 years. She taught grades 5, 6, 7, and 8, teaching English as a second language, culture classes, and art as an afterschool extracurricular. Art is one of Ms. Weem’s passions. She has taken art classes and has drawn and painted since primary school. Art now acts as a stress reliever and as a method of expression, so Ms. Weems loves to integrate it within the general curriculum.
Ms. Weem believes in AOS’s school mission, to develop scholars to their fullest intellectual, moral, spiritual, emotional, physical, and social potential in a safe, supportive, interactive, and nurturing environment, and looks forward to sharing her talent and skills with scholars and their families.