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Mary Kimball

The Learning Center Director & Learning Center Teacher

at McGillis since 2015

 

Contact Mary Kimball: mkimball@mcgillisschool.org

 

Education:
B.S., Elementary Education, Brigham Young University

 

Bio:
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:
Lost Connections by Johann Harl

 

I am learning to:
Play pickleball

 

Favorite McGillis lunch:
Meatloaf and Mashed Potatoes

 

Favorite McGillis moment:
All things Sukkot

 

The defining moment that led you to your career in education:
I had a mean 6th Grade teacher who treated kids poorly and made the learning environment unsafe. I decided that I would go into education to ensure children were well cared for and are able to embrace learning in safe places.

 

What is a powerful moment you experienced at school?
In high school, I had a Speech/Debate coach who empowered me to find my voice, speak up, and share my message. Mr. Green was an exceptional human being. He spoke from the heart and was an inspiring teacher.