Marilyn McCarthy » My Bio

My Bio

I suppose I've always been drawn to the field of teaching, influenced by my grandmother who once taught in a one-room schoolhouse.  However, my first real position was as a librarian at M.D. Anderson Research Medical Library in Houston.  It was an interesting job, filled with doctors who were passionate about their research.
 
A few years later, when I was living in a small village outside New York City, I applied for a teaching position at a preschool called Tom Thumb.  My credentials were a degree in psychology with a background in music.  I was lucky to have an immediate rapport with the director and ended up teaching there for five years.
 
By this time I realized I loved teaching.  I had also moved to Austin where I earned Teacher Certification with an endorsement in language arts at St. Edward's University.  In January 1997
I began teaching middle school language arts at St.Francis School.  Eventually I moved to fifth grade teaching not only language arts but social studies and theater arts.
 
For the past three years I have been a part of the Learning Center where I have been tutoring individual students and have continued teaching fifth/sixth grade theater.  I think I am the luckiest person in the world to be able to follow my passion for teaching and inspiring young students.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Education: University of Houston, BA; St. Edwards University, Teaching Certification
Teaching since: 1988
Teaching at St. Francis since: 1997
School phone number: 512 454-0848  EXT 1854
Email mmccarthy@stfrancis-school.org