Cait Platz was born and raised on Long Island, New York. After high school she took part in the National Student Exchange, which brought her to the west coast. A graduate of the University of Washington in Seattle, Cait created her own self-designed major entitled Theory and Practice in Creative Disciplines which included coursework in Philosophy, English, Comparative Literature, Cinema Studies, Studio Arts, and Art History. After college, Cait and her husband sought work together on a large dairy farm, milking and managing a herd of five hundred dairy cattle.
Cait’s work in education began in Jersey City, New Jersey, where she taught at a small Montessori school. She later taught reading at a charter school in Hoboken. Cait completed her graduate residency program at the European Graduate School in Saas-Fee, Switzerland. Afterwards, she returned to Seattle to work at Bright Water School before teaching at The Waldorf School of Garden City for several years in New York.
Cait enjoys reading, photography, and spending time with her family. She joined Bright Water School again in 2015 as the teacher for the Class of 2023.