Kathryn Antonsson

    • Kathryn Antonsson
      Teacher

      Kathryn Antonsson

      Teacher

      I have been working with BGC since the Fall of 2019. This past year I worked in the afterschool teaching 1st, 2nd, 5th, 6th, and 7th graders. I continued to work as one of the first-grade teachers when BGC went to digital learning this past Spring. This year I will be working in the Owl group at Meséskert Kindergarten and twice a week with the 1st graders at Szemere! I will be the Storytelling and Music and Games teacher for the 1st graders. One of my favorite things to do as a teacher is to read stories to students! I love how interactive Storytelling can be. I also love to see the excitement students get when they hear a new story, or when they are so comfortable with a story, they read along! I am also a musician so I love singing and dancing with my students, and teaching them songs! I’m so excited to see all the learning and growing the students will do this year!

      Growing up in the United States, I constantly heard stories from my parents and grandparents about their lives all around the world in countries such as England, Iceland, Scotland, Greece, and Hungary. It was exciting, it was beautiful, and I wanted to have those experiences myself. These incredible tales pushed me to look for opportunities to teach abroad. I am very happy I found this opportunity to work in Budapest with BGC and to learn more about Hungarian culture. This past year I have learned so much and seen so many beautiful things. When I had to move back to the United States in the Spring, I knew that I had to come back. I am very happy to be here with BGC for my 2nd year.

      I received my Bachelor of Science in Education with a focus on Early Childhood Education and had a second major in Music with a focus on Voice at Salem State University. I also received my Master of Education in Early Childhood Education and received a second license in Moderate Disabilities at Salem State University. My schooling at Salem State University focused on student-centered learning that was engaging and authentic for children. What drew me to the BGC program was their focus on student-centered learning that focused on how children learn: through play. I am very excited to be teaching in a program that aligns with my philosophy of education.