Hello my name is Mary Beth O'Connell and I am pleased and honored to be teaching at North Thurston High School. It is a great and supportive learning envirnment for staff and students. Although I have taught Special Education for over 25 years, this will be my third year teaching High School Support classes. It is a pleasure to assist student complete their final years of public schooling and transition to their next adventure.
I earned my degree and teacher certification at Rowan University in New Jersey and taught special education students for 5 years before relocating to the Pacific Northwest. I taught developmental preaschool in Bethel School District for three years before moving to North Thurston Public Schools in 2002. I taught special education students for 5 years at Nisqually Middle School and then developmental preschool students for 10 years at Horizons, Mountain View and Seven Oaks. I am looking forward to a fun,exciting and educational school year.
1st Period; Social Communication Skills
2nd Period: Social Communications Skills
3rd Period: Language Arts I
4th Period: Language Arts I
5th. Period: Student Support
6th Period: Planning