Mary Shalaby

Expedition Fellow: Water By Design

I have been teaching Science since 1998.  I knew I wanted to become a teacher in college when I started teaching swim classes.  Since that time, I have taught sixth, seventh, and eight grade Math and Science.  I have a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential with a supplement in Biology and Masters of Science degree in School Psychology.  Currently, I am teaching in Lawndale, at Will Rogers Middle School, where I have been for the past fifteen years.

During her time with the Lawndale Elementary School District, I have been involved in many extracurricular and coaching activities.  I have coached the Robotics Team, which competes in the First LEGO League competitions.  I am also currently a head coach for the Science Olympiad Team, which consists of fifteen students competing in 23 different events.  For the past twelve years, I have coordinated the College Prep Academy program (formerly known as AVID- Advancement Via Individual Determination) at Rogers.  Students in this program learn about careers and colleges and the benefits of attending college.  My favorite thing about running this program is that I inspire students to reach for their goals and I help them realize that college is within their reach with a little help and support.

I really enjoy teaching Science.  I have a great staff that I work with at Rogers and the Science Department is amazing.  For example, last year, our students had an opportunity to work with Northrop Grumman to build hands using a 3-D printer that can later be used for someone who might need one.  I am ready and excited to start this next adventure in my life as I work with the EarthEcho Expeditions Team.