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Mary Salaz

1st Grade

Back to School Night:

Hi, My name is Mary Salaz (it sounds like salad but with replace the D with a Z) and I am thrilled to be teaching at Hawthorn Academy this year! I was born and raised in Texas and went to school at Schreiner University in Kerrville, TX where I earned a bachelor's in music and a master's in education. I have taught in both TX and in Utah. I have taught preschool/kindergarten for four years, kindergarten for two  years and this year I am teaching first grade!

I have a passion for music and have been a musician all of my life in every choir, band and pit orchestra I could participate in. I play flute, piccolo and I sing. I love incorporating music, song and dance with learning in the classroom.

I love getting to know my students at a personal level, watching them grow and learn throughout the year is a blessing to me. This is going to be an exciting year and I am looking forward to teaching your child and getting to know you!