My name is Mary Harkay and I am blessed to be a part of the St. Columba Family. I grew up in Cleveland, Ohio and came out to San Diego to attend college. I earned my B.A in Psychology from Point Loma Nazarene University. I then moved to North Carolina and earned my teaching credential. I have a multi-subject teaching credential from the State of California and I have taught in the Diocese of San Diego for over twenty years. I have taught grades K-8. My husband Michael is a chaplain at Scripps Mercy Hospital, and my daughter Elizabeth is completing her senior year of high school. We live in Kensington with our tuxedo cat Cookie.
I love the challenge of teaching fifth grade, as these students are becoming more independent learners. Fifth grade curriculum is more challenging and the year covers novels as well as basal readers in literature. Math concepts include more work with fractions and decimals. The fifth-graders journey through early American History and learn about the states of our great nation. We are incorporating NGSS science standards here at St. Columba. Religion classes explore Jesus and the sacraments. Fifth grade at our school is a wonderful place to learn and grow!