• Kathryn McCarrick

    Kathryn McCarrick

    Sophomore
    Saint Paul, MN
    Elementary Education

    Kathryn's Bio:
    Hello! My name is Kathryn McCarrick. I grew up in Saint Paul as an only child. I am an Elementary Education major hoping to specialize in 4th, 5th or 6th grade. I chose CSS because of the vibrant and wholesome community that inspires me to be a better person every day. In my free time I hang out with friends, study and watch various Netflix comedy specials (Bo Burnham is an all-time favorite). On campus I am involved in inkeeping, where students can choose to stay with me in my dorm overnight, and the choral program.

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Why Elementary Education?

Elementary education has a lot of turn-offs for some people. These may include working with kids, a lack of patience, an absurdly low pay and lack of respect from society.

For me, every time I step into a classroom I breathe a sigh of relief because it feels like I have come home. The grade I am hoping for is 5th grade. The upper grades still share that love of learning the little ones do but rarely throw tantrums and definitely should know how to tie their own shoes and put on snow pants.

As for the absurdly low pay, I was never in it for the money. I think I can get by just fine on $35,000 per year with increases each year I teach and also as I go on to earn my masters. This system is called steps and ladders.

I entered CSS intent on majoring in Nursing, as most do, but although I know I would be good at it. I think I would be happier as a teacher because it is where I am passionate.

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