Grace Catchings has retired from 35 years as an elementary teacher in Prince George’s County Public Schools. She spent her last 11 years teaching 4th to 6th grades at Bond Mill Elementary in Laurel. She earned a B.A. in Sociology from Wayne State University and a Maryland teaching certificate from Bowie State University. She has held a number of leadership positions at her church, St. Mark’s United Methodist. “Since I have been retired, my passion has been to assist parents and their children with problems involving school activities and learning,” she says of serving with Side by Side.