Newsmaker: Mary Mayberry
Noteworthy: Mayberry is the recipient of the Allegheny Intermediate Unit’s 2016 Annie Sullivan Award.
Residence:North Franklin, Washington County
Occupation:Special education teacher at the Mon Valley School in Jefferson Hills
Family:Husband, Jaime, and daughter Ariele
Education:Bachelor’s degree in special and elementary education from La Roche College; master’s degree in education from Edinboro University; currently pursuing a certification in behavior analysis from California University of Pennsylvania, where she also received her certification in autism education.
Background:Mayberry has been at the Mon Valley School since 2003, where she works with students ages 18 to 21. She previously worked as a youth counselor with the Holy Family Institute and in early intervention at the Pennsylvania Intermediate Unit 1.
Quote: “I love working with these students. They’re so interesting. I love the challenge. I love the behavior side of things and figuring out why and then what they need. I feel like this is a population that has a lot of need, and I love the challenge of working with them and learning their personalities and getting to know them as people.”