Academic Faculty

Instructor of World Languages
Joined Saint Mary's in 2019

M.A. Teaching Latin, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
B.A. Psychology with Minor in Classical Humanities, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Kat Byrd started learning Latin in seventh grade in Charlotte, N.C. Her middle school Latin teacher was so passionate about the language Ms. Byrd was inspired to make Latin part of her life. After taking Latin in middle and high school, she continued her studies in college and is now enthusiastic about teaching Latin at the high-school level.

Ms. Byrd started her teaching career in the Wake County Public School system. Six years later, she began her tenure at Saint Mary's where she enjoys her experience in the all-girls independent school environment.

Outside of the classroom, Ms. Byrd enjoys spending time with friends, Pilates, and attending UNC sporting events.

“I am very impressed with the motivation and quality of students with whom I have interacted at Saint Mary’s. I love to teach Latin and my students love to learn; we all bring our best efforts to the classroom every day.”