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Cathy Melanson

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Cathy Melanson
Cathy Melanson

How long have you been at Bullis?

Since 2018

What role or roles do you play at Bullis? If you are teaching faculty, what do you teach? 

Global Studies, African American Studies, AP World History 

What made you decide to work in an educational setting? 

When I was in college I was a tutor. That, coupled with a mother who deeply loved and shared her interest in history, made teaching the perfect fit for me. 

What is your favorite thing about working at Bullis?

A student body excited to learn and grow, supported by an institution that offers them the opportunity to do so. 

When not at Bullis, what interests do you pursue?

I teach karate, train in CrossFit, and read. 

Who is someone that inspires you and how?

My parents have always been my main inspiration. they have moved through this world and its many obstacles with grace and a can do spirit. I still turn to them for advice regularly. 

What is the best book or production that you have read, watched, or listened to lately? 

Ijeoma Oluo: So You Want to Talk About Race and The World Science Festival Series on Quantum Anomalies.

What global challenge would you like to see tackled and how do you see yourself contributing to the positive change that you desire?

Poverty - I remain active in a Haitian Community that is educating young people to work for change in their country. 

What is one fun fact about you that others may not know or may surprise them?

I speak German 

Why would you tell a prospective family to choose Bullis?

It lives up to its motto: Caring. Challenging. Community.

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