Mrs. Scudder is the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) teacher at St. Vincent de Paul School. She graduated from Eureka College in 2010, earning her BA in Elementary Education, with a specialization in Physical Science. Kaitlyn received her PMA in STEM Education from Bradley University in 2015. She is an alumnus of St. Patrick School and Washington Community High School, both in Washington. She is a parishioner at St. Vincent de Paul.

As the STEM teacher, Mrs. Scudder works closely with Mr. Miller to ensure a strong faith foundation. Faith is assimilated into STEM lessons by having conversations about the scientific ideal versus the Church’s teachings. Kaitlyn has two favorite Saints: Saint Mother Teresa of Calcutta, and St. Rita of Cascia, who is her Confirmation Saint.

Mrs. Scudder enjoys spending time with her family, especially her husband (John), daughter (Piper), and dog (Marley). She enjoys watching movies, shopping, reading, listening to music, attending concerts, and eating at new restaurants.

In the STEM lab, no two days are the same. Mrs. Scudder loves allowing students to participate in project based learning. It is common in Mrs. Scudder’s class for students to be out of their seats, engaging in discussions, and showing evidence of their understanding.