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Catherine Morrison
Cornelia Connelly Center
New York, NY

Catherine Morrison joined the Connelly Center family in 2015 as an AmeriCorps teaching fellow in the 5th grade. She has since taught as the 6th grade teaching fellow, the 6th grade lead teacher, and is now beginning her new role as the Director of Advancement. But her work doesn’t stop there — Catherine coaches volleyball, has served on our Mission Effectiveness Committee, assisted the steering committee in the selection of a new Executive Director, and has directed Camp Holy Child.

With nearly 10 years of teaching experience, Catherine has seen many students and families come through her classroom. She has seen the true impact of CCC’s mission daily as she taught and maintained relationships with her students well beyond their middle school years. She was inspired to shift from teaching to advancement because of the perspective her teaching career provided her, and realized that she could help to implement and sustain the mission on a broader scale outside of the classroom. She is excited to celebrate 30 years of CCC and to be part of the team that ensures our success for the next 30 years through intentional, asset-based fundraising and marketing strategies.

Catherine knows that a Holy Child education is special. When interviewed, she emphasized that she wholeheartedly believes that CCC is an organization engaged in life-changing education. Catherine views her work at CCC as her vocation. She cherishes her interactions with students and staff members each day and is invigorated by the joy that fills our school. Our community is connected by our mission, and Catherine is motivated by the shared passion our staff has. While she will admittedly miss teaching, she is looking forward to being fulfilled and challenged in new ways in her new role as she continues to serve our community!