Hello! My name is Cathy Jackson and I am a 3rd grade teacher at Orchard Park Elementary. I was born and raised in Indianapolis, where I graduated from North Central High School in 1980. I graduated from DePauw University in 1984, and obtained a master's degree in education from Butler University in 1988. My first year of teaching was in a 1st grade classroom at Grandview Elementary in Indianapolis, and my second year of teaching was in a 1st grade classroom at Carmel Elementary. When Orchard Park reopened in 1986 I became a 2nd grade teacher and I remained there until moving to 3rd grade in 2003. I have truly enjoyed working with such wonderful students, parents, and staff at Orchard Park over the years!
In my free time I enjoy reading, gardening, traveling, shopping, swimming, and playing with my five furry babies: Bobby--a 7 year-old Australian shepherd, Charlie---my 14 year-old gray tabby cat, and my three new kittens---P.J., Sammy, and Teddy! I also enjoy spending time with my family, which includes two great-nephews and two great-nieces.
I absolutely love teaching 3rd grade and I'm looking forward to a great year with you in 3rd grade at Orchard Park!