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 19 years ago. I have an Associate Degree from Elgin College and worked as a reading specialist in Illinois. For the past 18 years I have worked in multiple special needs classes. I worked at Salem Elementary, 12 years in CCK, 2 in AU-1 and the last four in ECS-1 here at Oakview. I have four amazing children. Amy, 33, who’s family recently moved to Tampa, Florida. Katy, 31, is a hospitalist at Orlando Health Care Systems, also in Florida. Her twin, Kelly, is an Exceptional Children’s Coordinator in Wilmington. Andrew, 28, works locally in a management position. I am blessed to be known as "Grammy" by three of the sweetest grandchildren. Isaac is 6, Ella is 3 and the youngest, Cayson, just turned two at the end of July. I truly love working with children with special needs. I enjoy identifying strategies that help them learn while also 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!

You can find me on Twitter @doddfam