About the Teacher



Degrees and Certifications:

I am currently getting my masters in Library Media from Jacksonville State University. My graduation date is May 2023! I earned my BA in English from University of Montevallo in 2009 and my Master’s degree in Secondary English Education from University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) in 2013.

Mrs. Harper


My husband and I

I am so excited this 2021-2022 school year! My name is Mrs. Mary Harper. I am excited to be teaching  my seventh school year here at Odenville Middle School, and eighth overall teaching.  I am happily married to Mr. Matt Harper. We have a sweet Maltese Shih Tzu named Petey and a PitBull Mix named Lucy. I live here in Odenville. In my free time I enjoy reading, movies, walking for exercise, listening to music (especially vinyl), going to concerts, traveling, and spending time with friends and my family.


My passion is teaching. I have worked in several other different types of professions, but teaching has been my absolute favorite! 



I am thrilled to be teaching Reading Intervention and 7th grade English Language Arts this year! This is my seventh full year at OMS! I taught 6th Grade ELA at OMS 5 and half years. Prior to working for OMS I worked at Irondale Middle School in Jefferson County as an Exceptional Education Aide for a year and a half. Before Jefferson County I substitute taught in various schools around Hoover, Tuscaloosa, and Shelby County. I also taught as an 11th and 12th grade English teacher in Tuscaloosa City Schools in 2013-2014.


Get in touch

You are welcome to email me at my school email if you have any questions or concerns.




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