I began teaching at St. Francis Xavier School in 1987. I grew up in Troy Montana and graduated from Rocky Mountain College in Billings, MT. I have a double major in History/Political Science and Elementary Education with a minor in psychology. Teaching and learning styles, technique and technology have an impact on how students learn and experience the world around them. All classrooms have students with a range of learning styles and special needs. It is vital to best know how to meet the needs of our students and I take this aspect of my role as a first grade teacher to heart.

My husband Marc and I have three children. All have attended St. Francis with two attending high school at Judge Memorial Catholic High School and going on to college at Westminster and Salt Lake Community College. Our youngest is currently a student at St. Francis.

As a family we enjoy the outdoors and spending time with our extended family in Montana and in other parts of the country. Our children have always kept us busy with their extracurricular activities. We never miss the opportunity to watch performances, games or other activities they are involved in. Family time is very important to us.

It is important that I share why I teach at St. Francis. The sense of community here is strong. Our student population is one of the most culturally diverse in the Diocese. These two things provide our students with a nurturing, supportive learning environment that prepares them for life outside of our small school setting. I have been a St Francis parent since 1999. My children have thrived in the school setting here and have excelled in high school. I am proud to be part of the St. Francis Xavier community, both as a parent and a teacher.

Mary Cremer
Professional Educator
First Grade