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Northwest Missouri State University

Mary Shields

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660.562.1992 (fax)

Joined Northwest in 2012

Resource and Library


  • M.S.Ed. Reading
  • B.S. Special Education, Cross-Categorical, Mild/Moderate

Grade Levels Previously Taught

  • Resource grades K-4
  • Special Education grades 9-12

Areas of Special Interest

  • Reading, particularly techniques and materials in the areas of phonics and fluency proven to improve student reading

Favorite Thing About Teaching

The children! Seeing when it “clicks” for a student and they are able to see their improvement both in classroom performance and in the data.

Hobbies/Free-time Activities

  • Reading
  • Crochet
  • Cooking
  • Hanging out with my husband, dog, and cat

Favorite Children’s Book

Elizabeth Goes to the Hospital - I read it many times before - and after - having my tonsils taken out as a child. (Silly fact: I now own the exact book that I used to check out at my hometown library.)