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About Mrs. Bender

  • Hi! I'm Maria Bender. I have my master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction with a minor in the Inclusive Classroom. I began teaching elementary school in 1997.  I have lived and taught in the Adirondacks & Buffalo NY, PA, VA, and Delaware. I have loved teaching preschool all the way up to 6th grade (regular education and special education)! However, I am most excited to be teaching 3rd grade!

Classroom Rules

  • In our classroom, we are responsible, respectful, safe, and kind. We become a team and take care of each other. I believe learning should be based on inquiry and engaging.  We work hard and learn from our mistakes! We share our learning through presentations, books we’ve written, and through technology. High expectations help my students exceed their dreams.