Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Mary Sparks
I am originally from Gary, Indiana, but I have been in Raleigh since 2014. I made my way to the East Coast by way of Hampton University where I studied Business Marketing. The corporate life was not for me, so I returned to school and obtained my Master of Science degree in Reading and Literacy. For the past five years, I have had the privilege of educating and empowering students and coaching teachers. I am dedicated to educational equity and closing the opportunity gap. As an educator, I strive to use resources to enhance the experiences of my students, build meaningful relationships, and help them overcome learning barriers. Outside of the classroom, I enjoy spending time with my daughter, writing poetry, walking trails, listening to 90s R&B, and watching cooking shows and YouTube videos.
Why I love our magnet theme, Environmental Connections...
I love the fact that our scholars get to be explorers and participate in many hands-on activities. They are learning the importance of taking care of the environment and getting the opportunity to learn outdoors.