PANEL: Teacher Tales: Experiences with Board Games in the Classroom
Catherine Croft, Ph.D., co-founded Catlilli Games in 2015 to design fun, STEM-themed games for children of all ages. A neurobiologist who performed biomedical research for eight years, she ultimately gave in to her passion for teaching and transitioned to a career in education. She became a public high school teacher five years ago, focusing on the subjects of Biology, Anatomy & Physiology, Chemistry, and AP Research. Games are a centerpiece of her teaching style, and one of her proudest achievements is a nomination for the Superintendent’s Innovator of the Year Award for 2019-20. Her small game design company has created a line of over 10 board games which they pitch to national companies for licensing. Her mission in life is to enhance public knowledge of STEM concepts and views board games as an incredible tool to accomplish that.