Torn between becoming a teacher or an electrical engineer, Kathy Martin decided to pursue electrical engineering. She graduated in the honors program from Virginia Tech with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering. After working for Dupont, Kathy dropped out of full-time employment to become a stay-at-home mom when her first child was born. She was blessed with four children and is now a grandmother of three.
Kathy homeschooled all four children from kindergarten through high school—a span of 25 years. During that time, she taught in math co-ops, science co-ops and writing co-ops. She also served as president of Tri-State Homeschool Network and as a board member of Tri-State Homeschool, Inc. All four of her children graduated from Mt. Sophia Academy.
Since the fall of 2010, God has used her passion for teaching and technical subjects as a teacher for Mt. Sophia Academy. She is delighted to teach Physics Year 1; Physics Year 2; Motion, Magnets & More; Algebra 1; Honors Precalculus; and Introduction to Computer Programing (in conjunction with student teacher Jacob Rainbow). Kathy heads up the Science Olympiad team for Mt. Sophia and serves on the board of directors for Mt. Sophia.
Outside of teaching, Kathy’s favorite past times are playing with her grandchildren and spending time with Tim, her husband of 35+ years. She also enjoys reading, gardening and playing board games.