Hi Everyone! My name is Mary and I am a 1st grade teacher at a Title I elementary school in the western suburbs of Chicago. I taught for the Archdiocese of Chicago for two years before I started my journey in the Illinois public school system. I have a fun-filled classroom full of students who are eager to learn and ready for any adventure! My district is 1:1 with technology which means each student takes home an Apple device to continue their learning at home- how awesome! This can be a challenge in itself but it’s full of opportunities to enhance my daily objectives. When I am not teaching, you can find me planning my wedding (with one of my best friends, might I add, and no, it’s not a Bride Wars situation), running, playing the piano, spending time with family, or napping! Check back in for more about my teaching and life’s adventures!