Special Education Teacher
Catie Kwak has been the Special Education teacher at the Village School of North Bennington since its first year as an independent school. She is responsible for ensuring that the special needs program fulfills the school’s mission of serving all children from the community. Ms. Kwak graduated from the College of St. Rose with a B.S. in Elementary and Special Education. She completed her M.A. in Literacy at St. Rose in 2007. Prior to coming to the Village School, Ms. Kwak worked as a Special Education teacher in an early childhood program that focused on services for children on the autism spectrum.
Working with children with special needs is a passion for Ms. Kwak who knows how important it is to build a trusting relationship with each child, their families, and the staff. She works tirelessly to engage each child in a way that is inspiring, caring and, most of all, fun. Ms. Kwak believes that joyful learning experiences will be remembered. She looks forward to celebrating successes both big and small each and every day.
Children are at the heart of all we do. We nurture a child’s curiosity, ignite enthusiasm for exploring, develop tools for inquiry, for invention, for achievement. We welcome families into a community-wide collaboration to help our children grow into their best selves – responsible citizens and stewards of the greater world, makers of the future.