Brightmont Academy Success Story

Catherine Teaches English in Communities Around the World

Catherine, an alumna who began attending Brightmont Academy as a sophomore, says, "I would not be where I am today without the wonderful staff at Brightmont." Catherine's journey has taken flight from the classroom to communities around the world to postsecondary education and public service.

When Catherine was 16, she dropped out of high school. She was having a difficult time both socially and academically in the traditional school setting. Suffering from depression and social anxiety, she felt as if she had lost all motivation. But with help from Brightmont Academy, a school that specializes in one-to-one instruction, Catherine was able to get her life back on track.

Catherine’s mother knew Catherine needed another school option. She discovered Brightmont Academy and enrolled her daughter.

“It took a lot for me to get back into the swing of things, but the people at Brightmont Academy were so kind and nurturing that it turned out to be just the right transition for me,” Catherine said.

“I definitely know that without Brightmont I would not have completed high school. I really needed that one-to-one attention with curriculum tailored to my specific needs. It was a very unique experience,” she said. “I truly know that I could not be where I am today without having the opportunity to attend Brightmont Academy.”

With the support of Brightmont teachers, Catherine was able to graduate high school with a 4.0. After high school, Catherine became a passionate volunteer and teacher who traveled the world to motivate and inspire other young people to learn. She attended college where she became involved with an organization that works with migrant Asian and Pacific Islander youth to improve their literacy skills. She volunteered with the youth program and spent time providing one-to-one tutoring, coordinating activities and planning field trips. Following that, Catherine taught English throughout the Pacific and Southeast Asia.

"Brightmont Academy inspired me to teach others," Catherine said. "I obtained the tools I needed through my one-to-one experience with the teachers at Brightmont Academy. I definitely credit my method of teaching and my area of focus all to Brightmont Academy."