5th Grade Teacher
Ms. Katherine Hird grew up in Bloomington and recently graduated from the College of Saint Benedict with a degree in Elementary Education and a minor in Psychology. She is thrilled to be teaching 5th grade at OLG next year and joining such a welcoming, faith-filled community. Growing up in a Catholic school (Nativity of Mary), Katherine experienced first-hand the transformative effects of Catholic Education. She hopes to be a small piece of her students’ unique journeys through a similar experience.
Ms. Hird’s desire to pursue a career in education began when she was in middle school; while she was in college, she developed a love for Psychology and learning about human behavior and development. Through various roles, such as leader of a Parks and Recreation summer program, tutor, Educational Assistant, Accessibility Assistant, and Adaptive Softball Coach, Ms. Hird gained experience that furthered passions for Education and Psychology and prepared her for a classroom of her own.
In her free time, she loves to read, play music, and spend time with her parents, sister, and two brothers. Ms. Hird will also serve as the Assistant Varsity Women’s Soccer coach at Holy Family High School this fall.