Mary is looking forward to her tenth year at HTM where she loves working with the students, families, and staff here. She has a Master’s degree in Secondary English Education from the University of Florida and has taught middle school for about sixteen years. Her previous teaching position was at The American School of The Hague in The Netherlands, where she developed a fondness for stroopwafels and a love/hate relationship with bicycling in the rain. She then spent about five months living in Lagos, Nigeria — an experience that changed her forever — before moving to California. She loves road trips and camping with her husband, daughter, and two bulldogs.