Phone: Work(talk) 352 671-6325 ext 52169 Home office(text) 352 462-2136
Degrees and Certifications:
West Liberty University BA National Luis University ME Music K-12 Elementary Education K-6 Reading Endorsement
READ 180 6-8
I'm Mary Rivera and the 2020-2021 school year begins my 29th 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 my family 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! :)