Cathy Paulson was born and raised in Los Gatos, California. She is one of 5 children all of whom attended St. Mary’s in Los Gatos and St. Francis High School in Mountain View. Cathy majored in History and received her Bachelor of Arts from Boston College. She completed a year of service with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps working with at risk youth in the greater Santa Rosa area. After working for a number of years in the legal field Cathy enrolled in the STEP: Stanford Teacher Education Program at the Graduate School of Education at Stanford University and earned both her Master of Arts in Education and her Professional CLEAR credential.
Cathy is an active member of the St. Charles community in San Carlos where she has been a long term substitute, instructional aide and member of both the Parent Activities Committee and School Advisory Board. When not being her children’s driver, cheerleader, and tutor, Cathy enjoys reading, cooking, traveling, and watching Bay Area sports. Cathy lives in Redwood City with her 3 children (9th, 7th and 4th grades), husband, and dog Otto. Cathy will be the 4th grade Accelerated Math teacher and the Instructional Aide for 5th grade working with Mrs. Mass.