A native of East Tennessee, Mrs. Katy Muth attended public high school in Knoxville. She graduated with highest honors from the University of Tennessee in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics minoring in Secondary Education. In 2012, she earned a master’s degree in Secondary Education and moved to Boston, MA with her husband, Joseph, so that he could pursue doctoral studies.
In 2012, Mrs. Muth began her career in education at Saint Joseph Preparatory High School where she taught AP Calculus, AP Statistics, and Honors PreCalculus. In addition to teaching mathematics courses, she coached varsity volleyball; supervised students during their senior service projects; created and sponsored SJP’s National Honor Society Chapter; and mentored beginning teachers in the Urban Catholic Teacher Corps program, which included completing educational leadership courses through the Lynch School of Education at Boston College. During her tenure at SJP, Mrs. Muth served as the Chair of the Mathematics Department.
Upon completion of her husband’s PhD from Harvard, the couple moved to North Plains, Oregon. Upon arriving in OR, Mrs. Muth continued her career in secondary education by teaching Honors Algebra 2 and Geometry at Saint Mary’s Academy, an all-girls high school in downtown Portland. In 2018, Mrs. Muth accepted a position at Cathedral School and enrolled in the administrative license program at the University of Portland to pursue her goal of becoming an educational administrator. Completing the program in 2020, she was immediately named as the Assistant Principal for Cathedral School. As Assistant Principal, Mrs. Muth supported the staff, students, and families through the transition to distance learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic as well as the eventual return to in-person learning. She also served as the administrator for all middle school events including sporting events; led Cathedral School administrators, faculty, and staff through the WCEA accreditation process; mentored new teachers; curated and led professional development; and established professional learning communities for all teachers.
In June 2022, Mrs. Muth moved with her toddler son, Jordan, and husband back to Massachusetts in order to be closer to their extended families.. She is excited to be working with APH students, families, and staff to build community and provide opportunities for students to create meaningful connections.