I spoke with Catherine McKinnon who worked at St. Augustine School for over 30 years.
Brayden Boland: What do your friends call you?
Catherine McKinnon: Kathleen.
B.B.: Why did you become a teacher?
C.M.: When we were growing up there were not many jobs for women.
B.B.: Did you go to college?
C.M.: I left in grade 7. I went to Havre St. Pierre. I did grade 8 in a month and a half then grade 9. Back in them days grade 10 and 11 was college.
B.B.: Tell me something that not many people know about you?
C.M.: For 2 years while I was at school I had to wear all black.
B.B.: Do you have any advice for the kids reading our blog?
C.M.: Stay in school.
B.B.: Do you like kids?
C.M.: I love kids! Teaching was my pleasure.
Brayden Boland, grade 6, École St. Augustine School