Dr. Catherine McKay is the Coordinator of Supplemental Instruction, Professionally Assisted Supplemental Instruction, and Ivy Prep for Ivy Tech Community College. She is also an adjunct for Ivy Tech Community college and University of Phoenix.
In addition to her teaching, Dr. McKay is also a Woodrow Wilson Fellow Mentor teacher for the Woodrow Wilson program through University of Indianapolis. She holds a Masters of Science degree in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment and a Doctorate of Education degree in Leadership.
Dr. McKay received her undergraduate degree in Biology and Psychology from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. She obtained her teaching credentials and began her teaching career in the parochial school, then transitioned into the public school arena.
Dr. McKay was a facilitator at Decatur Discovery Academy when she met Kizito Kalima. Her students were studying the effects of genocide, more specifically Rwanda. They met Kizito at a genocide memorial at a local church. From there, they decided that they would host their own genocide memorial. While her students learned about the horrors of genocide, they prepared to honor and commemorate those that lost their lives as well as those that survived. They worked closely with Kizito for five years on memorials of the genocide of the Tutsi.
Dr. McKay has been married for almost 22 years and lives with her husband in Indianapolis. They have one son, who is 19 years old. In her spare time, she likes to volunteer at church and school through various activities: festival, games, meets, and dinners.