The Learning Center Director & Learning Center Teacher
at McGillis since 2015
Contact Mary Kimball: email@example.com
B.S., Elementary Education, Brigham Young University
With over 30 years of experience, having worked in public, charter, and independent schools, as both a teacher and administrator, I am fortunate for the rich career I have lived in education. At heart, I am a teacher and relish in the evolution of the child as they grow up in a school community. Outside of school, I enjoy time with family, traveling, working in the yard, playing a good game of pickleball, and of course, reading a good book!
I am currently reading:
I am a huge fan of historical fiction. I am currently reading Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell
I am learning to:
bake tiered cakes, improve my Spanish skills, and find a healthy work/life balance
Favorite McGillis lunch:
Meatloaf and Mashed Potatoes
Favorite McGillis moment:
All things Sukkot
Favorite McGillis tradition:
Fall Leaf Haul---The students are always eager to help our neighbors while getting the chance to play in the leaves.
Which value do you most appreciate?
Kehilah! McGillis is a school community like none other. It's a community that deeply cares and invests in the care of keeping of all its members.
What is a powerful moment you experienced at school?
It is always a powerful moment when a student perseveres and overcomes a challenge and experiences success. I love those moments when even I am in the thick of it with a class and together we seize the day!
The defining moment that led to your career in education:
I worked as a special education paraprofessional when I was in college. It was a transformative experience and one that sealed the deal that teaching was my life's calling.