Meet the Teacher

Meet the Teacher
Posted on 10/12/2018
Welcome Ms. Catherine Trotman!

F. W. Kling Elementary School is pleased to welcome to our faculty Ms. Catherine Trotman.

We hope you enjoy our "mini interview" session with her.

How long have you been an educator?

This is my 1st year teaching.

What is your favorite story from your classroom or with students?

So many! I love light bulb moments, when a struggling student makes a new connection and increases their confidence in their potential.

What is your favorite book to read in the classroom with students?

The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt

What do you consider the most important issues in education today?

My classroom is full of bright colors to encourage students to constantly remain positive and happy.

What important issues do you see in today’s educational system?

Understanding the importance that every child sees and learns a little differently.

What does it mean to be a Blue?

Being a Blue means going out of your way to support and encourage others. Being a Blue is teamwork.

Did you graduate from BVCPS?

No, I am from the Outer Banks area of North Carolina. I graduated from Currituck Country high school.

What degree(s) do you have and which college(s) did you attend?

Southern Virginia University class of 2018

What is your family like?

I am married going on 3 ½ years-we have a sweet pup named Lilly.

What are the main goals for your classroom this year?

My main goal is to reach each child on an individual level and to help them succeed to their fullest potential.

What is something new and different you want to try with your students this year?

An idea that I am trying to incorporate is flexible seating. Not all work best at a desk.

What do you want parents to know?

I am completely devoted in helping your child succeed both in their education and as a person. While I strongly value the importance of education, I find it equally important that students learn how to be a kind person. I truly believe that hard work, determination, and genuine kindness are three keys to success.