Welcome to our classroom website! My name is Catherine (Cate) Blanchard. I was born in Iowa and my family moved to Minnesota when I was 4 years old. I grew up in Andover, attended Crooked Lake Elementary, Fred Moore and Oak View Middle Schools and graduated from Totino-Grace High School. I received my undergraduate degree in elementary education with an emphasis in science at the University of Iowa. Currently, I am in the Master's Program in Literacy Education and the K-12 Reading Licensure Program at the University of Minnesota.
Before I came to Ramsey I taught 4th grade at Sorteberg (Coon Rapids) and Pinewood (Mounds View) Elementary Schools. This will be my eighth year at Ramsey Elementary where I am currently a 3rd grade classroom teacher.
When I am not at school, I enjoy spending time with my husband Dave, our daughter Ruby who was born this past April, our 2 cats Belle and Mia and many other friends and family members. I also love to travel, cook and watch college football games (especially the Hawkeyes).
Thank you for supporting your student's education! I am excited to work with your child and watch their growth. Together we can help your child achieve success!