Originally from New York, Mary has lived in Raleigh with her husband, daughter, son and dog named Bingo for eight years. Holding a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from Manhattan College, Mary has done further studies towards a Master’s degree in education and has practiced those skills as a special education classroom in both Wake County Public Schools and at Learn with the Best School for over 5 years.
At Learn with the Best School, Mary is enjoys working in a more specialized setting where students have more time, attention and expertise with the educational team. She has done training using PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System) to better help students in her class and in the school.
As a former professional artist specializing in portrait painting as well as art instruction for all ages, one of Mary’s goals is to help students with all types of disabilities tap into their creative sides and encourage artistic expression.