I’m Mary, and I’m so glad you are here. I am passionate about collaborating with educators around the globe, and Teaching with a Mountain View allows me to do just that! I love anchor charts, task cards, project-based learning, and I truly believe in the power of positivity. My goal through Teaching With a Mountain View is to share ideas that enrich your content, engage your learners, and inspire your teaching.
I hold an English and Elementary Education degree as well as a graduate degree in Curriculum and Instruction with an endorsement in Gifted and Talented Education. I have taught 3-5th grades, been an interventionist and Gifted and Talented teacher/coordinator in grades K-6, and am now homeschooling my own third graders (an entirely new teaching adventure). I share a lot about our homeschool lessons (that apply to classrooms) on my Instagram Stories. Come say hi!
I live in the beautiful mountains of Colorado (my mountain view!) with my three darling girls, one very large bernedoodle who is fairly certain he’s human, and my ridiculously supportive husband. Family first. Always.
In our spare time, we love to explore the mountains, I’m a self-professed Peloton addict, and I balance out all the hard work on the bike with a ton of baking. A ton. Really, it’s a lot. Send me your favorite recipe, and I’ll probably bake it tonight because I can find a reason to #celebrateeverything.
I recently wrote my second children’s book about the Titanic. I have loved the Titanic ever since I was a little girl, so this is a dream come true! HERE is my first Titanic book, and HERE‘s my most recent.
I started Teaching With a Mountain View in 2011 while on bedrest with my twin girls. I suddenly found myself with a lot of time on my hands (don’t worry–that was temporary!), and I started sharing some of my classroom ideas on Teachers Pay Teachers. TWAMV has evolved over the years, and I’m so proud of how far we’ve come! I truly hope you leave here with a little inspiration and keep coming back for more.