Degrees and Certifications:

Associates Degree from Elgin College

Ms. Cathy Dodd

I am thrilled to be a part of the Oakview Family! I am originally from Chicago and moved to North Carolina 17 years ago. I have an Associate’s Degree from Elgin College and worked as a reading specialist in Illinois. For the past 16 years I have worked in multiple special needs classes at Salem Elementary, 12 years in CCK, 2 in AU-1 and the last two in ECS-1 here at Oakview. I have four amazing children. Amy, 30, is a college basketball coach in Alabama. Katy, 29, is a hospitalist at Alamance Regional Hospital in Burlington. Her twin, Kelly, is a Special Education teacher in Wilmington. Andrew, 25, is a recent graduate of UNC and works in a management position. I am blessed to be known as "Grammy" by three of the sweetest grandchildren. Isaac is 4, Ella is 17 months and our newest addition, Cayson, arrived at the end of July. I truly love working with children with special needs. I enjoy identifying strategies that help them learn as well as making them smile and laugh. When I am not working, I love to ride my bike, walk my four legged best friend,Toby, and experiment in the kitchen with new recipes. I am looking forward to another #owlsome year at Oakview Elementary!