Welcome to First Grade! My name is Catherine Halstead. As a student at Pulaski Academy and Central Schools, I always desired to be an elementary school teacher. I received my teaching credentials from SUNY Oswego, and have my Master’s Degree in Literacy Education. I jumped at the chance to work in the Mexico School District because it is a student first environment that is close to my heart due to my mother teaching here for many years. I hope to create a safe and accepting learning environment for all students while providing them with differentiated instruction. I am honored to teach first grade and help students become leaders in our school!