About Teacher

Mrs. Catherine Polk

Phone: 512-887-3612

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

- Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Marketing) and English - Master of Arts in Teaching - Certifications in English Language Arts 7-12 and Social Studies 7-12

Mrs. Catherine Polk

After graduating from Trinity University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing and a double-major in English, I continued my education at Trinity through the Master of Arts in Teaching program. This program has allowed me to delve into the philosophy, theory, and strategies behind the science of teaching. During my M.A.T. year, I interned right here at ISA with the senior team, working closely with Melanie Anderson in AP English IV. Upon completion of my Masters degree, I joined the ISA community as the AP English III Language and Composition teacher in 2016, and spent two years with the ISA Junior Team. This will be my 5th year at ISA, and my 3rd year teaching English and Social Studies electives.

My goal for my students is to explore personal perspectives, as well as the perspectives of others, so that when they graduate from the hallowed halls of ISA, they enter the world as critical thinkers, compassionate citizens, and effective writers. 

Outside of school, I enjoy reading and spending time with my husband and 1 year old son, Carter.

I look forward to collaborating with students, families, and the ISA community as we embark on an action-packed year at ISA!

  • Office Hours:
    Mornings (9:00 - 9:45 a.m.): Monday, Thursday, & Friday

    Afternoons (3:30 - 4:15 p.m.): By appointment

Class Schedule

  • MWF Bell Schedule - 1st Semester
    1st Period (10:00 - 11:00): Practical Writing
    2nd Period (11:10 - 12:10):  Mexican American Studies
    C Lunch (12:25 - 1:05)
    3rd Period (1:15 - 2:15): Mexican American Studies

    4th Period (2:25 - 3:25): Practical Writing

    T/TH Bell Schedule - 1st Semester
    5th Period (10:00 - 11:30): Practical Writing
    6th Period (11:35 - 1:05): Mexican American Studies
    C Lunch (1:10 - 1:50)
    7th Period (1:55 - 3:25): Conference

     

     

     

    MWF Bell Schedule - 2nd Semester
    1st Period (10:00 - 11:00): AP Psychology
    2nd Period (11:10 - 12:10):  Mexican American Studies
    C Lunch (12:25 - 1:05)
    3rd Period (1:15 - 2:15): Mexican American Studies

    4th Period (2:25 - 3:25): AP Psychology

    T/TH Bell Schedule - 2nd Semester
    5th Period (10:00 - 11:30): AP Psychology
    6th Period (11:35 - 1:05): Mexican American Studies
    C Lunch (1:10 - 1:50)
    7th Period (1:55 - 3:25): Conference