My name is Cathy Wargel, and I teach first grade at Blackbird Elementary School. I attended Central Michigan University, where I earned a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. I also earned a Master of Arts in Education from Spring Arbor University. I thoroughly enjoy working with children of all ages and have had the privilege of teaching in Harbor Springs 21 years. At the beginning of my career I worked at both Shay and Blackbird as the K-5 Spanish teacher. I have taught first grade for the past several years.
The love of children and education must be something that runs in my family. Both of my parents are retired educators, and my husband is also a teacher in Petoskey. When we are not working with children at school, we have two teenage boys of our own that keep us very busy! As a family we enjoy many activities outdoors together including: camping, boating, swimming, waterskiing, tubing, kayaking, hiking, playing games and sports, fishing, snowshoeing, and snowboarding.