2017 Winner

Ms. Catherine Duplisea

Orchard STEM School


“Catherine Duplisea is an amazing teacher for students and an inspiration for teachers! Her kindergarten scholars are so excited to enter her classroom each morning. … Every child taught by her feels successful and well rounded. …”

Catherine Duplisea is an early childhood educator of twelve years, beginning on the tiny island of St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands, and the last four years in the CMSD. She is a Cleveland native and graduated from John Carroll University. Prior to this year, Catherine taught kindergarten, Montessori pre-school, and one year in a transitional classroom where she taught struggling learners in grades three, four and five. Catherine is currently developing a website to share creative and affordable ideas for early childhood teachers to bring the joy back into teaching again. She is currently the Peer STEM Instructional Coach at Orchard STEM School, supporting her colleagues in the use of technology integration, problem-based learning, early literacy, and best practices in the classroom. Catherine is a certified Apple Teacher with an additional Swift Playgrounds recognition in coding.

Professional Development

  • Early Childhood Education,
  • Classroom Management
  • Technology Integration

Ms. Duplisea’s Teaching Resources

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Office Hours

By appointment, but very flexible.

Open Classroom

For CMSD teacher visits

Catherine is not in the classroom anymore, but may be able to come visit classrooms and share ideas


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