Mary’s experiences in the education field have included elementary classroom teaching in grades 3 and 5, working as an intervention/enrichment tutor, as an adjunct instructor in a community college, working with ESL students, and as a reading specialist in various states. She joined Step By Step Learning in 2008, and enjoys her role as an educational consultant, working with teachers and administrators to help struggling readers change their trajectory, and experience success.
A graduate of West Virginia University, Mary earned her MS in Elementary Education at the University of Akron, Ohio, with a concentration in Reading. She is certified to teach K-6 and K-12 as a Reading Specialist.
Mary lives near Pittsburgh and teaches exercise classes for women, enjoys sailing on Lake Arthur with her husband, and likes traveling to new places and having adventures.
Title I Interventionist
Before working for Step by Step Learning, I was employed by
the Diocese of Pittsburgh as a classroom teacher for over
twenty-five years. I have taught every level from kindergarten to
sixth grade. Reading and language arts were always my favorite
subjects to teach.
I am a graduate of Duquesne University, where I earned a
Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education, and a Masters
Degree in Reading and the Language Arts. I am also certified
as a Reading specialist.
I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I also enjoy
reading, exercising, and traveling. I always look forward to our
yearly family trip to the beach.