28 Jun Seamon, Cathie Jo
If Cathie jo Seamon only had two lines to tell you about herself, this is where she would start:
Science Mom. Wife.
Christian. Lover of Life.
If you want to stop there, that’s a good summary. If you want to know more, here are a few other tidbits. I am an engineer by training with both a Bachelor’s Degree (University of Michigan – BSE) and a Master’s Degree (Wayne State University – MSE). I worked in the auto industry for almost 25 years as an environmental engineer. About 7 years ago I found out what I really wanted to do when I grew up – bring Science to kids. Initially I maintained my engineering job and teaching at homeschool programs. Last year I decided to teach more and I gave up my engineering job. It’s been the best thing I ever did. I love my job.
I believe that science should be fun. I think that it should be made fun in its presentation and that most kids learn better with some hands-on experiments. In my classes, I love when the students are involved and our “lecture” is more of a “discussion”. I love that my engineering background often lets me show the students where all this “stuff” will be used. My own kids often question why they have to learn different facts and with my experience, I can often explain where it will be used when they’re older. Last year was my first year teaching Algebra with Homeschool Connections and I loved bringing math to kids too. I found it really helped to enhance and make relevant the chemistry we were learning. The 2018-2019 school year will be my fourth year with Homeschool Connections.
I have two teenage children: Matthew is 16 and a Junior at Bishop Foley Catholic School and Clare is 13 and an eighth grader at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Catholic School. I have been married to my husband (also an engineer) since 1995. We all live in Birmingham, MI with our Crazy Cooper Dog – who is also my Guardian Angel Dog.
I hope to have your child in class someday. I do my best to surprise and delight the students – while still making sure they learn something.