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Mrs. Mary Garton

1st Grade TeacherMary Garton


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B.A. Social Studies Education, St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota
M.S. Ed Curriculum and Instruction, Peru State College, Peru, Nebraska
MS in Education


The Biggest Advantage to Teaching at an Independent School:

The community within an independent school setting is a unique and special one of which to be a part. It is a community dedicated to supporting each other in developing the whole child; academically, socially, and emotionally.


Why I Love Harrisburg Academy:

I love the fact that Harrisburg Academy seeks to raise global citizens who will be open-minded, contributing members of society no matter where their educational, professional, and personal pursuits take them after their time at the Academy.


A Memorable Moment at the Academy:

From the moment I walked onto campus for the first time, I was struck by how welcoming the faculty, administration, and families were to me. It truly is a special community, of which I'm honored to be a part.


My Favorite Book:

"The Alchemist" by Paulo Coelho. I first read this book as a high school student, but have re-read it in different points in my life, and it has spoken to me in different ways each time I read it. This book provides a great reminder that your life journey is yours alone, and it is important to honor where that journey takes you.


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