Welcome to 2nd Grade!
         My name is Catherine Devine and I will be your child's teacher this year.  I graduated from Eastern Michigan University in 1993 with a special education degree and a Master's degree in reading.  I have been teaching for 12 years and this is my 9th year in Livonia.  Prior to teaching at Garfield, I have been a special education teacher working with students with cognitive impairments.  This school year is my fifth at Garfield and I am thrilled to be back.  Garfield is a wonderful school with dedicated and talented educators and I am proud to be a part of it!

        I am excited to have an intern in our class this year!  Anna Crosby will be joining us.  She is an extremely qualified and enthusiastic educator.  We are very fortunate to have her in our classroom and she is thrilled to begin working with your children.

        On a personal note, I have 3 beautiful daughters aged 15, 17, and 21.  I have one dog and a cat as well. In my "spare" time, I enjoy reading, going up north, and spending time with my family.  

        Teaching has always been a passion of mine.  I believe that all children have the potential to learn.  It is my job as your child's teacher to help unlock their potential as learners.  I believe that we are a team.  I invite your input and thoughts as we proceed through the year.  Volunteers are welcomed in my classroom.  Please let me know if you would like to visit and help our class.

Catherine Devine
Welcome to 2nd grade




Simply Devine
Livonia Public Schools 
Garfield Elementary School 
10218 Arthur St. 
Livonia, MI 48150