My name is Catherine Wickham, and I love teaching. There is nothing more satisfying than seeing the light of understanding sweep across a child’s face. Anne Sullivan Macy stated it best when she recorded, “ My heart is singing for joy this morning! A miracle has happened! The light of understanding has shone upon my little pupil’s mind, and behold, all things are changed!”
I am delighted to be part of the third grade team. Third graders are brimming with aha moments. Reflecting on my own childhood experience I recall a moment of third grade enlightenment. The class was asked to begin at the number one and write. Write as far as we could count. Around number 235 it dawned on me, I was never going to finish this assignment. Numbers don’t end!
I received a BS of Elementary Education from the University of Utah. It was here I learned the value of putting a little “wonder” into education. Ask yourself why more often. Then get to work and find out. Following graduation I worked in many schools as a substitute teacher. I have also worked as a private tutor and a math assistant.
Some of my favorite teaching moments are with my family. My husband and I are the proud parents of eight wonderful children. We enjoy reading with them , going on outings and spending time outdoors. A few of their accomplishments include DECA and FBLA state championships. I am proudest of them when I see them work hard to accomplish something challenging.
It is a pleasure to serve at Ascent Academies Lehi Campus. I look forward to many moments of change.