If we agree that the whole is the sum of all its parts, then Kathy Brinskelle is indeed an integral part of our community. Cathy currently teaches sixth, seventh, and eighth grade Social Studies, seventh grade Religion at the St. Margaret Catholic School here in Middle Village, and she is known for her extraordinarily pleasant disposition, obsession with detail in planning her classes, and deep compassion for the children she teaches. I say this because I have heard this from the parents who have children in her classes and asked me to interview her. She is clearly one of the more popular teachers at the school. Cathy is a quiet person who is entirely without pretense, and after talking to her, certainly exemplifies the morals and integrity that St. Margaret's advocates. When asked to comment about Kathy, Dr. Phillip Franco, the new principal said, "Kathy deserves her wonderful reputation." I agree.
Kathy Brinskelle grew-up in Astoria and currently lives in Middle Village. She has lived in Middle Village since 1977. She has three sons, and tends to her mother on weekends in Astoria, where her mother still lives. She attended St. John's University where she earned a B.S, and earned a Special Education Degree from Hunter College. Before she became a teacher, Cathy worked at Bonwit Teller, Best and Company, Interned at Creedmoor, and started as a teacher at St. Raphael's Catholic School in Sunnyside before obtaining a teaching position at St. Margaret's. She is also a part-time Teacher of Special Services for the NYC Board of Education.