• SCHOOL: St. Helens Middle School 

    CLASSES: 6th Grade Humanities 

    SCHOOL PHONE: (503)366-7342


    catherinec@sthelens.k12. or.us




    About Mrs. Contreras 


    Welcome to a new school year. I can't wait to get started. I have been teaching 6th grade since 2000 here in St. Helens.


    I earned an elementary education degree from the University of Portland in 1995, and 12 years later I earned a Masters in Education with an ESOL endorsement from the University of Portland.  



    In the fall of 1995 I went to South Korea to teach English as a second language. I was in South Korea for 13 months before returning home. A year later, I taught English as a second language at high school in the Czech Republic for a year. In the fall of 1998 I was a substitute teacher in Scappoose before getting hired in the St. Helens District January of 2000.  



     Mrs. Contreras