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Mrs. Teresa Kathcart

Hello to my new Maple Elementary family.  My name is Teresa Kathcart and I served as the Eagle Heights Library Assistant for the previous school year. We moved to Smithville last August to be closer to family and we already feel at home in this friendly community. I feel fortunate in having the opportunity to move to the Maple campus and continue working in my “happy place” (otherwise known as the library).  I have a Masters Degree in Education and I am a certified LMS in both Texas and Missouri. I served for thirteen years as a school librarian in Texas working with students in grades K-12. Before becoming a teacher and LMS, I was enlisted in the Air Force where I met my husband. We have three sons, two live in this area and our youngest lives in North Carolina. While teaching in Texas, a fellow teacher and I sponsored educational tours across Europe and the United States during summer breaks.  It was a wonderful experience sharing my love of travel and learning about different cultures. I am bursting with excitement to begin sharing my love of learning, travel, reading and exploring with the students at Maple Elementary. I am grateful to share this journey with the warm and dedicated staff as well.