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##### About Mary

As a mother and grandmother, I am passionate about both children and education. I have been an elementary teacher for 13 years and have taught every grade from PreK to 4th grade. I am currently a 4th grade teacher with the KIPP school district. I have been with KIPP for 10 years, since they opened up their 1st elementary school. Since being with KIPP, I have received two Teacher Excellence awards, which are national awards given to KIPP teachers who have demonstrated Excellence in Teaching. The first award I received was for $5,000 and the second Teacher Excellence award I received was for $20,000. KIPP has also nominated me to represent our district in the Region lV Teacher of the Year awards.

Last year I taught 4th grade math to approximately 53 students. I am proud to say that every single one of my students passed the STAAR test with 72% of them getting a commended/advanced score on their STAAR Math test. The previous year I taught 4th grade in a self-contained classroom, which means that I taught my 23 students every subject - math, reading, writing, social studies and science. Once again all of my students passed the STAAR reading, writing and math tests. My commended scores for reading was 67%, math 78% and writing 91%. I believe one of the main reasons for my success as an educator is my love of teaching and children. Another is my ability to motivate my students to believe in themselves and my high expectations both for myself and my students.

As a mother and grandmother, I am passionate about both children and education. I have been an elementary teacher for 13 years and have taught every grade from PreK to 4th grade. I am currently a 4th grade teacher with the KIPP school district. I have been with KIPP for 10 years, since…
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