Catherine Brunner

Vice President

Catherine is a passionate educator. A California native, she lived in southern Germany for many years working as an ESL teacher and teacher trainer. Upon returning to CA in 2017, she taught  English learners in Salinas and Goleta, and international students in Santa Barbara. She believes in using students' strengths to help them overcome learning and language-related challenges. In addition to serving on the SBAVP Board, she is also a workshop facilitator.


Catherine met her German husband while camping as teenagers in Big Sur in 1981. They have two adult sons, and family members split between Germany, Switzerland and the U.S. She enjoys swimming, beach walks, and dining at home with friends.

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