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 through the Carroll school in Waltham. She will receive her associate level certification through the Academy of Orton-Gillingham, NY, later this year. Ms. McCarthy enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading, photography, antiquing, and trips to Maine.