Mater Dei Academy

Mater Dei Academy

Moral ValuesDiscoveryAchievement

Second Grade Teachers

Debby Shure
Grade 2

Education

Notre Dame College
Bachelor of Arts in Education

Philosophy
Every child has the capacity to learn and it is my job to find the best way to make that happen. Through collaboration and gentle guidance we can accomplish anything together.

Although I am new to the Mater Dei Academy family, I truly enjoy coming to work every day. The staff and students here are outstanding! I am proud to be a part of MDA, but more so that I am a part of your child’s life.

Emily Velichka
Grade 2

Education

The College of Wooster
Bachelor of Arts in Communication Sciences/Disorders and Early Childhood Education

Philosophy

I believe that as a teacher, it is my responsibility to foster a love fo learning within each student.  By building an environment of collaboration, mutual respect, and kindness, I am able to see each student blossom in their own way.  I also believe in building upon students’ interests and using those as a starting point to drive my instruction. 

While I am new to the Mater Dei family, I love the relationships I have been formng with the staff and students!  Our school is full of faith, laughter, and learning, and I feel blessed to be a part of this team.