Mrs. Catherine Tecza

Phone: 704-782-0601 x163


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor's Elementary Education PreK-6 Master's Reading Education Graduate Certificate Gifted Education National Board Certified Teacher

Mrs. Catherine Tecza

Hello! Welcome to First Grade! My name is Mrs. Tecza and I am so excited for another great school year!


I grew up in Syracuse, NY and graduated from SUNY Cortland. I moved down to Charlotte in 2002 where I met my husband, Jaime, who is a principal at an elementary school in CMS. We have 3 beautiful children, Emmie (9), Nicole (5) and Benjamin (2). 

I have been teaching for the past 15 years in CMS in 2nd and 3rd grades. I am so excited to be working in Cabarrus County this year as a 1st grade teacher. This is such an important school year for children and I am honored to be a part of of it.


I believe that all children have the ability to learn and grow as long as they are continuously engaged and challenged in a comfortable, caring classroom community. All children are different which can make my job challenging but also so much fun! If at anytime throughout the year, you feel I am not meeting your child's individual needs, PLEASE contact me so we can discuss ways to better support your child. 


1. I grew up in one of the Top 3 snowiest cities in the US! The Nickelodeon movie, Snow Day, took place and was filmed in Syracuse!

2. Tecza means "rainbow" in Polish.

3. My husband and I met when we were both teachers at Blythe Elementary in CMS. 

4. I am the only daughter of 5 children. I fall right in the middle!