McGraw Elementary

An IB World School

Mrs. Mary Krbec

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970-488-8359
Room Number: 
201
About Me
What I like about teaching is...: 

As a child, I had a big slate chalkboard and a couple old schoolhouse desks set up in our unfinished basement. I recruited the neighborhood children to come to "school" there on the weekends and in the summer. Today, I am as
excited to teach as I was when I "taught" in my basement forty years ago! I love watching children learn! My passion is helping children learn to read! It is an amazing feeling to help children make sense of letters and sounds, like pieces to a, and see them learn to read!
It is a joy to guide children in achieving their goals and reaching their full potential!

What I like about my school is...: 

I love McGraw because the students, parents, and staff take pride in learning through inquiry, persevering, and collaboration! Walk through our school and your five senses will learn what I.B. is all about!

Hobbies and interests include...: 

I love to play tennis and travel! I'm an avid reader of historical fiction. Most of all, I love spending time with my family in all of our activities. My husband is a tennis teacher and we have a son and daughter both in college.
****My last name, Krbec, is pronounced /ker-bets/.

My favorite book is...: 

"The Pillars of the Earth" and it's sequel "World Without End" by Ken Follet. I love the historical imagery!

Books are the best teachers!

Something most people do not know about me is...: 

I have taught in 12 different cities, six different states (OH, NV, CA, MI, IN,& CO) and four different countries (USA, South Korea, Czech Republic, and Germany) .

My favorite quote is...: 

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.”
Albert Einstein

My Classroom
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This is my 30th year in teaching! My Bachelor's Degree is in Elementary and Special Education and my Master's Degree is in Curriculum and Instruction. Both degrees were completed at the University of Nevada, Reno.
I have taught 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Middle School English, Special Education - Elem, M.S. and H.S., and have been the Literacy Teacher at McGraw for 7 years.