Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Mary Pendry

Welcome to Quail Run Elementary School and to my first grade page.  I have had many teaching and learning opportunities during my 28 years with Lawrence Public Schools.  I have a degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education.  I recently earned an English as a Second Language endorsement. I love teaching math, reading, and writing and have had extensive training in each.   
Leading professional development opportunities for my colleagues is something I particularly enjoy.  I worked for five years as a learning coach.  My primary job was to provide support for first year teachers.  This was rewarding work and I learned many new skills to support my current work.  
I use many learning structures to engage kids in their learning.  I particularly enjoy planning for kids to learn through interactions with one another.  The week long Kagan training I attended helped me learn many new, fun, and purposeful learning strategies. 
I enjoy my work and love the success I see in my students every year!
You can learn much more about my class by going to my website at