Mater Dei Academy

Mater Dei Academy

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Sixth Grade Teachers


Laura Urban
Grade 6 Math and Science


Lakeland Community College
Associates of Arts in Early Childhood Education
Ursuline College
Bachelor of Arts in Education
Mary Grove College
Master of Arts in Education

My philosophy is to provide students with the spiritual foundation, knowledge, skills and tools to become a positive, successful member in society.

I enjoy working at Mater Dei Academy because Christ is the center of all that we do.


Mary Anne Okey
Grade 6 Language Arts and Social Studies


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


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.