Phone: 352 671-6325 ext. 52155
Degrees and Certifications:
West Liberty University BA National Luis University ME Music K-12 Elementary Education K-6 Reading Endorsement
READ 180 6-8
21st Century Coordinator
I'm Mary Rivera and the 2019 school year begins my 28th year at Fort McCoy School! For 16 years, I was the elementary Music teacher here at the Fort. I then served as Dean of Buses and switched to a middle school faculty member. During my initial middle school years, I've taught Geography, 6th grade Language Arts, Intensive Math and READ 180. In 2004 I moved into the Fort McCoy community to ensure my own children could attend the 'best kept secret in Marion County'!
My background includes growing up in West Virginia in which I graduated with my Bachelor's in Music Education, K-12 from West Liberty University. I moved to Florida with the arrival of Hurricane Andrew on August 23, 1992 where i completed my Master's through National Luis University in Educational Leadership and Administration. I'm also certified in Elementary Education and am Reading endorsed.
I am a mom to 3 girls, Brooke, Renee, and Cathryn and enjoy cooking, photography, travel, hockey games, hiking, and kayaking. My fur babies are a dog named Bo and a cat named Tyler Puppykitty.
Life is good! :)