Mary Francis

About Me

I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and a minor in Computer Science from the University of Scranton. After graduating from college, I worked for AT&T in the Information Technology (IT) industry for 13 years. In 2002, I decided to make a career change into teaching and began pursuing a Masters of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) degree at Fairleigh Dickinson University. I graduated with my M.A.T. degree on May 16, 2005. I was honored to join the Mendham High School Faculty in September 2005.

My Philosophy of Education

My personal vision of teaching is that a teacher is meant to be a responsible and considerate leader who guides students in their journey to gain knowledge and skills. I believe the purpose of the teacher is to help her students develop good character, and educate them on how to become good citizens and workers. I want my students to know that I care about them and the kind of people they are becoming. I will stress good manners in my classroom and strive to lead by example. I will expect them to work cooperatively with each other and to respect each other despite their differences. I will also expect them to work hard and complete their tasks to the best of their ability and promptly, just as they will need to do as adults. I believe all of these things are a necessary part of thriving in the world as successful and happy individuals.

Extra Help

You are encouraged to seek help any time there is some question about class work, homework, tests/quizzes, etc. There is a math teacher in the library available to help students during every period. I encourage you to seek help as soon as it's needed. DON'T WAIT! 

I will be available to provide extra help after school on Tuesdays in room 215.


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