My name is Katarina Durantaye (née Lincalis) and I am so excited to be joining the Watershed team for the 2021-2022 school year as the 5th grade homeroom teacher and 4th/5th grade ELA teacher. I grew up in Baltimore County and earned my Bachelor’s degree in English from UMBC. I also completed my Master’s Degree in Leadership in Teaching: Cultural Proficiency Leadership from Notre Dame of Maryland University. I have previously taught 2nd grade and 5th grade, and this year will be my eighth year of teaching. My college sweetheart and I will be getting married this October and we recently purchased our first home. Most of my free time is currently consumed with wedding planning and home improvement projects, but I also enjoy gardening, hiking in Patapsco State Park, and cooking. I can’t wait to see what new adventures this school year brings!