Mary Christensen





Mary Christensen


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About Me

 I always knew I would become an educator as I love experiencing new people, places and things. I love being involved in the learning process and watching a student grow and I am passionate about educatioin.  I began teaching the fall after I graduated from the University of Nebraska.  I taught sixth grade for two years.  When my second son was born we made the decision that I would  stay home and raise our family. For the next 18 years I had the priviledge of staying home. During that time, I kept my teaching certificate current by taking various educational classes ranging from reading instruction to high ability learners.  In 2005, I decided to substitute teach full-time for LPS. I have experience teaching all grade levels ranging from early childhood to Middle School. I substituted for the district for 6 years before excepting a 1-year contract as a Reading Teacher at Goodrich@Dawes. This will be my third year teaching Reading Skills, Reading Elements and Reading Ideas for grades 7 and 8. This will be my first year as Reading Liason for Goodrich

 I am married, and my husband and I have six sons ranging in ages from 29 to 14. Needless to say, we are a very busy family. We enjoy working at different times of the year for my husbands' business, Oak Creek Plants and Flowers.  As an are an active family, we enjoy attending the many different activities are children have become involved in ranging from sports, music and academic competitions.  We enjoy family time together  canoeing, hiking, biking, traveling and attending sporting and music events. 

Professional Experience

Bachelor of Science - University of Nebraska, 1985.

Endorsements in Early Education, Elementary Education

Additional Graduate Coursework from UNL and UNK

Currently working on Reading Specialist Endorsement - Doane