Welcome to First Grade



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Mrs. Bray

Welcome to the new school year.  I am excited about working with your child and together we will make this year a great one academically as well as socially.

I would like to share a little about myself. I am originally from Florida and grew up in North Carolina.  I have lived in Georgia for over 25 years. I graduated from Columbia International University in 1992. I have been teaching in Henry county since 2012. I have been a para for Kinderten, a third teacher and a first grade teacher.  I have taught first grade for 6 years.  My interests are walking, reading, cooking and crocheting. I have been married since 2000 and I have 3 wonderful children. My oldest daughter is in graduate school to further her Accounting degree.  My son will be starting his senior year in college at Georgia Southwestern.  My baby girl will be going off to college in the Fall to attend the University of North Georgia. 

My number one priority as a teacher is to provide an environment where my students feel valued and loved while creating memorable opportunities for growth and learning.  My goal is to help my students to develop critical thinking for daily use and lifelong success. We will work on forming good work habits and gaining independence. I believe when a child becomes comfortable in his/her environment he/she is willing to become a risk taker and learning occurs.

Communication between home and school is vital. Please feel free to call or email me with questions or concerns. (RSES - 770-957-6851 or mary.bray@henry.k12.ga.us) I look forward to a wonderful and beneficial year and I will do my best to make it a memorable year.