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Hi I'm Kathleen Scott

I'm the mom of five kids. After they left home, I became a professor at Cal State San Marcos. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I went to school at BYU and met my husband there. We have lived all over the United States and have met lots of wonderful people over the years. I was a stay-at-home mom for over 25 years and we raised five amazing children. I like to read, play the piano, garden, and joke with friends, but my favorite place is in a classroom, either learning or teaching. I'm now an adjunct professor of math and physics at Cal State San Marcos and my students help fill the holes in my heart that my children left.

Why I am a Mormon

I think of Mormonism as being the Calculus of Christianity--it's real time, in the moment, ongoing, and full of fresh insight each day. My faith teaches me that I can have real experiences with the Lord, and that doctrine has been fulfilled in marvelous ways for me over the years, often in my own heart where no one else can know about it. But sometimes the Lord's hand has been obvious to those around me as well, and that's a comfort. To try to capture in a few sentences what the Lord has done for me in answering my prayers and giving me guidance to deal with life would be ungrateful, so I won't attempt to give examples. God answers my prayers in ways that are unexpected and unmistakable, so that it's impossible for me to discount it. I know that I can call on God only because of the intercession of Christ. So I have come to more fully appreciate the infinite debt I owe my Savior through the mercy God has shown me in answering the cries of my heart through the years.

How I live my faith

I try to remember that the Lord is always with me and aware of me and those around me. Hopefully this colors the way I deal with others, and helps me see things through their eyes. Teaching for me is intensely interactive and I enjoy the classroom conversation both in church and on campus. Little misbehaving 9-year old boys who bounce off the walls like ping pong balls are my specialty--they are eager, open, and trusting, and ready to be filled with a love of the gospel. I love serving in the San Diego Temple. I've worked in many music positions in the Church through the years, and I taught piano while my children were teenagers. Music calms my heart and brings me peace. I served a full-time mission starting in 1978, in the Texas San Antonio mission. I've kept a journal over the years, and that helps me examine my life and remember lessons I've learned, and lets me remind my children of how wonderful they are. Currently we're working on starting up a chapter of Latter-day Saint Student Association (LDSSA) at Cal State San Marcos and that's exciting to watch. I've had dear neighbors over the years and as we share feelings about the Savior I grow from their life experiences. We've moved a lot but still try to keep in touch.