About the Teacher



Degrees and Certifications:

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. I have attended several hours of professional development over the past six years.

Mrs. Harper

I am so excited this 2021-2022 school year! My name is Mrs. Mary Harper. I am excited to be teaching  smy sixth school year here at Odenville Middle School, and seventh 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 this year! This is my sixth full year at OMS! 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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