Mary Ann Pinkston
7/8th Grade Science
I am very excited to join the VIC Team and teach 7/8th grade Science for the Vail Virtual Live Program! So who is your teacher?
I was raised in Wisconsin, and moved to Arizona when I was 18. Growing up in Wisconsin I gained a love of animals and nature. I was a rescuer and my parents never knew what I would find and bring home. Animals brought home from the wild were returned after I enjoyed them for a few hours. It was a wonderful place to grow up and experience nature.
I began my career as a Licensed Optician, and then went back to school to get my BA in Rangeland Management, and got my Masters in Teaching with a Science minor. My love for animals and nature made it an easy choice to teach science, but I chose Middle School and have been here for 27 years! I just don’t seem to move on to HighSchool with the kids! 🙂
If COVID has taught me anything, it is that I love online teaching. I get to interact with the students in a more personal way. I have gotten to meet younger siblings, parents, and a large variety of pets! It was an amazing teaching experience.
I look forward to meeting you and your students in the coming year!