SSP Teacher Aide
Stepping Stones Preschool
B.S. Education; M.A. Reading and Language Arts - Worcester State University
Serving WCS Since: 2014
Mary was born and raised in the quaint town of Brookfield, MA. She is happily married to Stephen, her best friend and lifetime partner and they are parents to Lauren who has been attending WCS since 2005. The Bek family resides in Douglas, MA. Mary has a Bachelor of Science degree in Education with a minor in Special Education along with a Masters degree in Reading and Language Arts from Worcester State University. She taught for 34 years in the Tantasqua Regional School District in Sturbridge, MA. Her first 5 years of teaching was working with children who needed an alternative approach to learning Math and Reading for future success, with the remainder of her teaching years working with eager second grade students. Mary takes great joy in working with children. She learns about their world by being an active listener, so that she can help them develop into confident respectful citizens while using their God given gifts and talents. Mary is grateful to her post retirement job in the SSP and is thankful for the blessings of new friendships from her team, the children, and their families.