St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School: Physical Education

Cate Smith

Mrs. Cate Smith
Physical Education

"God's gift to you is your talents. What you do with your talents is your gift to God." Leo Buscaglia


Hello, my name is Cate Smith.  Welcome to the Saint Francis of Assisi P.E classroom. My goal is to engage all students at all fitness levels in activities that will inspire students to live a fit, healthy lifestyle.

After graduating from Fontbonne University I began my teaching career at Saint Bernadette Elementary School.  I spent 4 years teaching at Saint Martin of Tours Elementary School before staying home to raise my 4 children.  I have a BA in Elementary Education and 15 years of teaching experience. I have taught 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade, and spent 2 years as a Junior High Science teacher. Next year will be my 5th year as a P.E. teacher, and my second year at SFA.   I have participated in athletics through college and fitness is a part of my daily life.  

 I have been married for 16 years and have 4 children.  My oldest son John is a Junior in high school.  My daughter Katie is a Sophmore in high school. I have 2 children at SFA.  Cooper is in 8th grade, and Riley is in 6th grade.  I love to hike, play sports, and spend time with my family doing anything.

SFA is a special place because it truly is a faith filled community.  The students are full of energy and the Catholic faith is truly at the center of the curriculum.