Ms. McCarthy has spent her entire teaching career in South Boston in the grade that she loves – first grade. Ms. McCarthy received a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with a specialization in Early Childhood Education from Lesley University. She has taken graduate courses at Wheelock College, Boston College, and Endicott College. Ms. McCarthy is certified in Orton Gillingham at the associative level through the Carroll school. She will receive her certification through the Academy of Orton Gillingham later this year. Ms. McCarthy enjoys being with family and friends, reading, photography, antiquing, and trips to Maine.