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Ms. Bard

Hi there! My name is Maureen Bard and I am so excited to join the Lead Mine team! This will be my seventh year teaching, and sixth year in third. Needless to say, I've found my sweet spot. I am originally from Pittsburgh, PA where we put french fries on our salads and cheer on the Steelers! I graduated from Robert Morris University with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education.

I relocated to NC in 2014. My husband and I live in Raleigh with our sweet little pup, Rodney Aquarius Bard (age 2). We adopted him a few years ago and he has stolen our hearts in every way. Some of my favorite things include: baking cupcakes, curling up with a good book, watching HGTV, listening to country music, exploring new trails, and eating Lunchables (guilty pleasure).

I am very much looking forward to a wonderful year guiding these children to be the very best versions of themselves. From beginning to end, we are a team. Together, we will conquer any obstacles that come our way. We will celebrate our successes. With that being said, we’ve got a busy year ahead. Let’s do this!