Grades 4 - 5
|Fourth Grade –
Mary Travnik earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Saint Mary’s College of Notre Dame. In addition, she has a focus in teaching English as a Second Language from National Louis University. Ms. Travnik holds an Illinois Professional Educator License and has Endorsements in Elementary Education and English as a Second Language (ESL/ELL).
“As a teacher, my goal is to foster a love of learning and to help every single student reach his/her learning potential. Students will practice responsibility, strive to do their best, and take pride in their work.! I encourage students to approach learning with a “can do” attitude. One of the most important “life lessons” I want my students to learn is to be resilient by caring for themselves and others.”
Why I Teach at St. Margaret Mary School
“I look forward to a great year working with such wonderful people at St. Margaret Mary School. I feel blessed to be a part of such a caring and welcoming community. I realize the value of a faith-based education and the community of the school and parish.”
My Interests Outside of the Classroom
“When I am not teaching, I like to spend time with my family, exercise, read, and travel.”