BA, Elementary Education -- Seattle Pacific University
M. Ed., School Administration -- Central Washington University
Ms. Catie Bartley was appointed as the KG/Elementary coordinator at Al-Bayan International School in January 2018, effective August 2018. Ms. Catie assists the principal with the day-to-day operations of the KG and Elementary department and works closely with staff to create an environment that meets the academic and social needs of all students and ensures their success.
Ms. Catie began her work at BIS in 2015 as a grade 5 homeroom teacher. During the 2017-2018 school year, Ms. Catie taught grade 6/7 English & Language Arts. Before moving to Kuwait, Ms. Catie taught grade 2 in Seattle, WA for three years. She also substituted in a variety of grades from KG-grade 5.
She strongly believes that all students are capable of success. Ms. Catie understands the importance of developing and maintaining a strong partnership between families and the school in order to promote students’ success both in and out of the classroom. Additionally, she believes that celebrating diversity in schools prepares students to become productive global citizens. In her spare time, Ms. Catie enjoys learning about other places and cultures through travel, spending time with her nephew, and expanding her professional toolkit.