Barbara Cataldo felt her “heart wasn’t being fulfilled” working in the business world.

The Naperville resident switched careers, earned a master’s degree and became a teacher instead.

“And I never looked back,” said Cataldo, who taught kindergarten through second grade for many years at a Woodridge elementary school and earned a Golden Apple Award.

Now, Cataldo will mentor people like herself who want to switch careers and become teachers through a new Golden Apple initiative.

Picture Source:  Daily Herald File Photo, 2006

SOURCE ( Madhu Krishnamurthy /Daily Herald)