Poe Cathryn

poe cathryn

Cathryn Poe

M.Ed., George Washington University, Washington, D.C.

Social Studies Teacher - 6th & 8th grade Social Studies

Platte City Middle School

Welcome to my social studies class!  I want to take this opportunity to introduce myself and express my excitement about working with your student.  I am a 'career changer'; meaning after many years working in the computer programming and telecom business (several years based in Paris, France), I elected to pursue a new career as a teacher.

I am passionate about teaching history (social studies) and leverage my experience traveling around the world as a means to bring history to life for your student. I have been teaching at PCMS since 2007.  Prior to that, I taught history at Stuart High School in Fairfax, Virginia.  My teaching philosophy is based on what Pearl S. Buck said: "If you want to understand today, you have to search yesterday."

My Google Classrooms provide information about policies in my classroom via the Syllabus, all assignments and announcement information, as well as access to textbooks and other online resource information students will need.  As a parent, be sure you are receiving the Google Classroom Summary via your email invite and regularly check Parent Portal. The quickest method to contact me is via email.   

Thank you again for the opportunity to teach your student.  I am looking forward to this year!


 Pirate Time 6th gr Advisory 
 1st Period 6th gr World Cultures & Geography
 2nd Period  6th gr World Cultures & Geography
 3rd Period 6th gr World Cultures & Geography
 4th Period  8th gr American History
 5th Period  6th gr World Cultures & Geography
 6th Period  Planning
 7th Period  8th gr American History

Contact Information

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 816-858-2036 x. 2691