Teacher of Grades 3 and 4
My name is Mary Simoneau and I teach third and fourth grade at Cornerstone Academy. I have been teaching at Cornerstone for over 10 years! I live in Fitchburg , Massachusetts although I often spend summers on Cape Cod. I earned my Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education with a specialization in Mathematics from Fitchburg State University.
I love teaching third and fourth grade because the students are just at that wonderful age where they can discuss more complex topics and are beginning to understand abstract ideas. I enjoy connecting to each student and learning what their interests are. It’s exciting to help students gain confidence and experience growth, both academically and emotionally. My favorite moments are when we share humor as a group, when I see the class really engaged in an activity or conversation, or I notice individual students self-esteem improve as they begin to grasp a challenging idea.
My home is in Fitchburg and in my free time I enjoy reading, walking, cooking, gardening, traveling, and spending time with my family and friends.