Hello, my name is Caitlin Macklin. I'm originally from Bloomington, Indiana, which is another college town saturated in music, though it's much much smaller than Austin. My Texan parents like to say they were considering Austin as a place to raise a family, but found it too big - in 1970! I'd like to tell you a bit about who I am and how I came to be here doing this, because all of my life experiences flow into my teaching style.
Hi! I'm Laura. I met Caitlin in 2011 at Blackshear Community garden. I was teaching 4th grade in Kyle at the time and Caitlin and I got to know each other while digging in the dirt in the garden. I was not familiar with micro schools and was blown away when she told me she taught school in her house. After sharing our educational philosophies and having endless teacher talk, we decided to teach together at the 9th Street Schoolhouse. After much deliberation, I packed up my classroom, said goodbye to some amazing teachers, and ended my time in public school. I was excited and ready to wholeheartedly take on this new challenge.