All About the Teacher
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Hello I am Mary Mathews, and I am so excited for the 2021-2022 school year. I am the youngest of three children, and was raised in a very family oriented environment. We grew up enjoying nature outside and playing hours on end with our imaginations! Seeing as growing up all my family lived close to each other, most of the time I was with my sister, brother and three cousins playing, learning and growing. I like to think outside of the box and figure out what is the most effective approach to tasks I am given. Since I was in elementary school I have always had a love for learning and a passion for wanting to be a school teacher.
I attended Onslow County Schools throughout my years of education. I graduated from White Oak High and started college at Coastal Carolina Community College where I earned my Associates in Arts in May 2009. I then transferred to UNC Wilmington Watson School of Education and completed my Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education May 2011. I completed my Internship at Silverdale in Kindergarten. After graduation in May of 2011 I started out as a substitute teacher. In January 2012, I was hired when an opening became available as an Interim teacher at Silverdale in Kindergarten. At the end of the 2011-2012 school year I was hired as a full time teacher for First grade where I was in that position for six years. I then returned to kindergarten where I was for the last two years. I taught with OVS in first grade last year. I look forward to my tenth year teaching. All of my brick and mortar teaching has been at Silverdale Elementary a STEAM Leadership SchoolI am excited for the great things coming for us and being part of OVS!
Lastly, I am married to my best friend and wonderful husband, Joshua. We celebrated our Seventh Anniversary on July 4th. He has been one of my main supporters in my teaching endeavors along with my parents, siblings and grandparents. I have always loved children and we have 2 boys of our own. Our son Atlee turned 4 in March 24 and our youngest Anthony will be 2 in February. Joshua and I also have two fur babies, Lance and Wednesday our sibling Doberman Pinchers, are 8 years old and we have a fish tank full of some cool swimmers.