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Cathy Naughton

Ms. Naughton started Graland’s Permanent Art Collection in 1978 to honor student artists and display their exceptional work on campus. Not surprisingly, the annual induction of new art is her favorite day of the year.

Impacting Students
I love teaching projects that are interdisciplinary and connect with classroom learning. I also encourage discovery and love noticing the ah-ha moments.

Lifelong Learner
Learning and the Brain training instantly changed my teaching. I now give directions in small parts and have visual reminders and do not expect students (especially the younger ones) to remember a complicated, lengthy sequence of directions.

Favorite Work of Art
Zoey Dale’s wolf displayed in the Corkins Center as part of the Permanent Art Collection

Feels Rewarded When ...
A student tells me they love art.

Fun Fact
Has taught as many as 15,000 students in her career

Hometown
Grosse Pointe, MI

Joined Graland in ...
1977 - A Master Teacher!

Also Known As ...
Tennis Coach, Math/Art/Science Fair Coordinator, Memory Box Project Advisor

Education
BAE, MAE - Eastern Michigan University
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Graland Country Day School

55 CLERMONT STREET    DENVER, CO 80220    303.399.0390   
Graland Country Day School is a private school in Denver, Colorado, serving students in preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school. Founded in Denver in 1924, Graland incorporates a rich, experiential learning approach in a traditional classroom setting, emphasizing the development of globally and socially conscious leaders who excel academically.