Catherine Stanley

Catherine Stanley - Teacher and Educator

Educator, Writer & Editor

Expertise: Education, Equity, Publishing
Education: Bachelor of English at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Master of Arts in Teaching at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


  • Parent to two teenage athletes
  • Full time middle school educator
  • Published in International Society for Technology in Education, Cultural Investigator for Digital Representation in Education member, National Endowment for the Humanities multi-workshop participant


Catherine Stanley is an educator, writer and editor with over a decade of experience teaching a range of middle school subjects. She has been published by the National Society for Technology in Education on self-paced education, interviewed on BAM radio Network on allowing students to design their classroom and offered professional development sessions at state conferences. During the summers, Catherine travels to participate in National Endowment for Humanities workshops to further her education. Most recently, Catherine was accepted into a Cultural Investigator for Digital Representation in Education program where she traveled to Munich and curated projects and written content on use of digital technologies in education.

When Catherine is not teaching, she is cheering on her two teenagers at their soccer games, basketball games track meets, wrestling matches and gymnastics competitions. At home, Catherine and her children enjoy playing with their Chihuahua, Jupiter.


Catherine has a Bachelor of English at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Master of Arts in Teaching at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

More from Catherine Stanley

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