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.
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.