December 17, 2021

Faculty Spotlight: Kathlene Humphrey

GCS Staff

A photograph of Kathlene Humphrey.


Kathlene Humphrey’s interest in coaching transformed her from a consultant into an educator at GCS.


Please give us some background on yourself and your experience.

Before teaching, I was working at a consulting firm for government contracting as an accountant. The job was just a job and nothing that fulfilled me. During that same time, I started coaching soccer and have done that for the last five years. Through that experience, I realized my passion was to teach children. So with my background and experience in math and accounting, I knew teaching math was where I needed to be for a fulfilling career. 


Why teaching? 

Teaching was something that always brought me joy. Being able to watch young minds start to grasp information that they have been working on is such an inspiration. Making the jump from being an accountant to being a teacher has been the right choice and decision. 


What brought you to GCS?

I came to GCS through my coaching experience. I found out about a job opening as the junior varsity and assistant varsity coach for the girls soccer teams. Once I signed my contract to coach, I learned about the teaching position for middle school mathematics. This was a blessing that could not have been missed. 


What is one of the most rewarding moments as a teacher?

Since this is my first time as a teacher, I believe that the most rewarding part so far has been to watch the kids come into class ready to learn and share their thoughts. 


What advice do you have for students learning in a pandemic?

Be patient and know that there is always a space to ask questions and get extra help. We are all in this together.

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