Mrs. Maria Grapes

Position: 
Grade 4

Mrs. Grapes  joined St. Stephen School faculty in 2007.  She teaches 4th grade ELA/MATH/SCIENCE/SOCIAL STUDIES.   After school Mrs. Grapes assists with the Cooking Club.
 
Mrs. Grapes earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Niagara University, majoring in Education.  She also holds a Masters Degree of Science from Niagara University specializing in Foundations of Teaching with permanent certification in grades Pre-K through 8th.
 
Prior to joining St. Stephen School, Mrs. Grapes taught one year in  Niagara Falls and three in the Rochester City School District.
 
 
Teaching at St. Stephen School
 
Q. In your opinion, what is special about St. Stephen School?
A. St. Stephens is a more like a family, rather than just a school.
 
Q. Why did you want to become a teacher/administrator?
A. My Mom was my role model as she taught over 25 years herself.
 
Q. Do you have a specific goal to achieve through your teaching, a philosophy or desired outcome?
A. To ensure all of my students obtain the education they are entitled to.
 
Q. What are you most proud of regarding your teaching experience at St. Stephens?
A. My 4th graders continue to pass the Math and Science NYS tests.