Mater Dei Academy

Mater Dei Academy

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Sixth Grade Teachers

 

    Gina Palmer              Grade 6 Math and Science

Education

Grove City College
Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, Minors in Chemistry & Visual Art  Kent State University
Master of Arts in Education

Philosophy

My goal as an educator is to create a supportive and loving environment that guides students to develop the skill set they need to grow as individuals as well as the mindset they need to become lifelong learners.  I want to inspire students to become positive influences in society, and to grow as a child of God.

I am excited to be working  at Mater Dei Academy because I get to be a part of a community that truly makes a difference in children’s lives.  MDA is family built of students, faculty, parents and guardians, which inspires me to make every day the best day that it can be.

 

 

Mary Anne Okey
Grade 6 Language Arts and Social Studies

Education

University of Akron
Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education- Reading Endorsement K-12
University of Mount Union
Master in Educational Leadership

Philosophy

My hope is to reach all of my students and help them to develop a love of learning that they can carry with them throughout their academic journey.  I believe in helping each student reach his/her potential, academically, physically, emotionally, and most importantly spiritually.  Each student has different abilities and I strive to encourage each student to use their God-given talents to his/her fullest to promote the work of God.  I encourage students to develop the skills and talents necessary to become successful members of society.  I believe it is important to teach not only through words, but through example.

I love working at MDA because each day I feel blessed to have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of the children that I teach.  Each day, I thank God for the students who share their happiness and knowledge with me, for the colleagues who inspire me, and the parents who are so integral to the success of our school.  Our school is a true collaboration to help both students and teachers reach their potential in creativity and knowledge.