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Hello! My name is Mary Sparrow and I am thrilled to become a part of Pleasant Grove Elementary this year. I previously taught at Millbrook Elementary, where I taught fourth and fifth grade. I was born here in Raleigh, and have lived here my entire life (I love it!). I attended North Carolina State University, where I earned a Bachelor of Science in Applied Nutrition Science, and a Master of Arts in Teaching. When I’m not teaching, I enjoy being with my family (including my two dogs, Lila and Rusty), cheering on the N.C. State Wolfpack, and spending time outside. I also coach cheerleading, and coaching is where I discovered my passion for teaching. I found that nothing is more rewarding than helping children recognize their potential, which is what I strive to do for my students. I hope to “ignite the spark” in my students to have a love of learning through providing exciting and meaningful activities. I believe that every situation is an opportunity for students to learn a valuable academic, social, or emotional skill, and recognize the importance of providing students with opportunities to develop those skills. I can't wait to work with you!