About Mrs. Ellies
My name is Mary Ellies and I will be your child's First Grade Teacher for the 2018-2019 school year! I want to express to you and your child, how excited I am to be starting another school year at Silver Springs Elementary. This will be my sixth year working as a classroom teacher and my fourth year in First Grade here at Silver Springs. I graduated with my Bachelors in Elementary Education from Michigan State University in 2012 and will soon be continuing with my Master's Degree at Michigan State for Educational Technology! In my free time I enjoy crafting, watching sports, traveling, and spending time with my family.
My philosophy for learning continues to evolve, but the one thing I have always recognized is that each child has a unique learning style. Discovering individual strengths, and working with your child during hands-on experiences, will promote creativity while learning through self-discovery. It is my goal to create a community of learners who are committed to working with a high level of enthusiasm. Teaching is an amazing career and each day I feel so blessed to be able to teach your sweet, curious children. I am looking forward to forming a positive partnership with you this year!