My name is Catherine León and I teach ELA 8 at Holland Woods Middle School. Previously, I taught English and Spanish at Port Huron Northern since 1997. I also taught at North Branch High School in North Branch and at a charter school in Saginaw. I am originally from Panama. I left Panama when I was 21 and came to the U.S. to attend school. Prior to that, I had spent my senior year in high school in Coloma, MI as an exchange student. My mother and brother, Chris, still live in Panama. We visited Panama for the first time in 8 years this past summer. Our family had a great time and ate lots of delicious food like churros and ceviche. Yum!
A friend's wedding, November, 2012
I am married to Chris Flann, who works at Eastern Michigan Bank. We met at Western Michigan University and married in 1998. We love to play tennis and go to concerts.
Vanessa and Isabella (with their friend Cate who is in the middle)
Chris and I have two children: Isabella, who is 15, and Vanessa, who is 10. Isabella goes to Port Huron Northern and Vanessa goes to Thomas Edison. They keep me on my toes with activities and homework. Both like to play tennis as well. Isabella enjoys playing on her iPad and taking pictures and Vanessa takes dance at the Dance Company.