Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor's of Education in Science Education from Boston University
Master's of Education in Curriculum from Saint Michael's College
Mrs. Caitlin Kurnit
Caitlin Kurnit is a science-obsessed, nerdy, crafty teacher originally from Hampton, New Hampshire. A graduate of the Boston University School of Education with a degree in Science Education, she has spent the past six years teaching science to middle schoolers in urban charter schools in Englewood, Chicago and Harlem, New York. Caitlin is currently taking a two-year break from teaching to complete her Master’s degree at Saint Michael’s College while working as the Graduate Education Program’s Graduate Assistant.
Caitlin's guiding principle as a teacher is "passion." In the classroom, Caitlin works to share her passion for science and inspire her students to find their own by focusing on hands-on experiments and projects. Student impressions of Mrs. Kurnit usually involved her becoming excessively excited about the topic being studied. She helps her students explore new extracurricular passions by running knitting, crafting, and board-gaming clubs in addition to frequently taking small groups of students on informal science-themed field trips to local museums, botanic gardens, and zoos.
After completing her degree, Caitlin hopes to return to the classroom and also find opportunities to help middle school science teachers integrate literacy into their instruction.
In her free time Caitlin dresses up in costumes to participate in LARPs, sews her own wardrobe, knits a variety of woolens, and cooks delicious meals from scratch. She currently lives in Winooski, Vermont with her husband Sam, black lab-mix Lilly, and rabbit Mortimer.