Mustang Monday: Erin Cain '09

What an honor it is to write about Erin Cain, a Cathedral “lifer” who started here in Kindergarten and graduated in 2009! 

Erin is the daughter of Paul and Julie Cain, both very active parishioners, and the sister of Meghan ‘10. Erin is someone who has spent her life in service to others. She is currently teaching second grade at a Catholic school in Massachusetts while earning her Master’s Degree from Boston College. 

She says she always knew she wanted to be a teacher and quickly realized that she felt most at home in Catholic schools during her student teaching experiences.

Erin recalls of her own educational experience: “a central component of my formation as a person was due to the fact that my education was interwoven with my faith, and I learned how God is present in our lives at an early age.”

She reflects this realization upon her second graders every day.

Erin is grateful for her time here at Cathedral and says it has influenced her in her adult life. She has so many favorite memories but she especially loved being a part of Student Council because she liked being involved in the decision making with peers and faculty. She also enjoyed playing sports here and being a part of Stars and Stripes. These activities helped her grow closer to classmates at practices and games and helped her build lifelong friendships. 

Her most treasured life lesson learned at Cathedral is morality. Erin states, “The students are taught from an early age to care for others, be socially responsible citizens, and to hold themselves accountable for respectful behavior.”

Erin, THANK YOU for sharing your feelings on what it means to you to be a Cathedral Mustang and on how important Catholic education is to you. We are so proud to have you as a School of the Cathedral Alumna, and we wish you all the best in your vocation to be an educator in Catholic schools!