Phone: (910) 346-1778
Degrees and Certifications:
Master of Arts in Education - Administration & Supervision from University of Phoenix Master of Arts in Education - Curriculum & Instruction from University of Phoenix Bachelor of Arts - Elementary Education (K-6) from UNC - Wilmington
Mrs. Cathy Dalimonte
I began my teaching career in 1991 as an elementary teacher in a psychiatric hospital due to a teacher hiring freeze in North Carolina at that time. In 2001, I decided to continue my teaching career in the public school system. My first year was at Jacksonville Commons Middle School as an EC teacher. The following year, I was hired as a 5th grade teacher at Clyde Erwin Elementary. During my twelve years at Clyde Erwin, I taught third, fourth, fifth, combination classes of 3rd/4th and 4th/5th, and for the last two years, I taught STEM to all grade levels. I was also a Curriculum Coordinator/Family Liaison for two years, helping Clyde Erwin to become a Magnet School and begin the process for International Baccalaureate certification. I also continue to coordinate the Go Global's Cultural Correspondents Program, which links university study-abroad students with elementary classes for the purpose of having real-world connections to what was being taught in the classroom. In addition to teaching students, I have taught adults in various workshops, including online workshops/ conferences. I also had an article, "Global STEM Navigators," published in Science & Children Educational Journal, October 2013 issue.
I was born in West Virginia, but have lived many places, including Okinawa, Japan, because I am the child of a career Marine. I moved to Jacksonville in my junior year of high school and graduated with honors from Jacksonville High School in 1986. In 1988, I married the love of my life, David. In 2005, we were blessed with a daughter, who is now attending her last year at NC State University. In my spare time, I like to read, research (esp. my family history), and spend quality time with family.