Degrees and Certifications:
BA Psychology: Cognitive Rehabilitation MA Special Education: Learning Disabilities MA School Administration
Ms. Maria Peters
This is my 4th year at McAuliffe Middle School teaching my favorite subject, MATH. After 27 years in the field of education as both a teacher and supervisor, I could not imagine a more rewarding career. My love for learning and teaching is compounded by the inspiration I receive from my students.
I am a mother of three amazing children each with their unique gifts and challenges. They teach me to be compassionate, empathetic, and caring every day. We enjoy many adventures as a family including our 8 year old labrador retriever, Max.
My family moved to the United States when I was 7 years old. We lived in Portugal, then France, and finally moved to the United States. English was my third language. We have many family members in Portugal & visit as often as possible.
Last November, I accomplished one of my bucket list items by running the NYC Marathon with the Autism Speaks team. Our family is blessed with a 13 year old boy with autism. While he does not communicate verbally, he demonstrates perseverence and allows us to be his voice.