Degrees and Certifications:
My name is Mary Ellen Koss. I was born and raised in New York. I attended St. Thomas Aquinas College in New York and graduated with a B.S. degree in Social Science. I spent 5 years in the military where I met and married my husband. My husband and I decided to have children and I became a stay at home mom with a lot of free time on my hands. After many hours of volunteering at my daughter’s elementary school I knew I had found my calling and decided to become an educator.
In 2002 my family moved to the area and I entered the alternative teacher certification program at Tarleton University and received my teaching certification in the field of Special Education. I believe that all children have the potential for success and each year presents new challenges and new potential successes.