St. Joseph Catholic School

Mrs. Furlong

Grade: 1st Grade

 

Favorite Quote:

“In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.” – Proverbs 3:6

 

Why I Teach:

I teach because want to help my students grow academically but also in their faith and relationship with Christ. I want to be an example for my students and do everything I can to help them reach their dreams and goals. Lastly, I feel like teaching is such a rewarding profession; not only will my students learn from me, but I will learn from them.

 

Education and Training:

From Kindergarten through 8th grade I attended Saint Monica Catholic School in Dallas. I continued on to Bishop Lynch College Preparatory High School and graduated in 2010. After this, I attended The University of Texas at Dallas and graduated in 2014 with a B.A. in Sociology and a minor in Child Development. A couple years after graduating and finding a passion and love for teaching, I received my teaching certification.

 

Where I have Lived:

I have lived in Dallas all my life!

 

My Professional Experience:

This is my third year teaching elementary school!  Prior to this, I worked at a christian counseling center in Dallas and spent the rest of time in my mom's first grade classroom at St. Monica, shadowing and assisting with her class.

 

My Wonderful Family:

I am married to a wonderful man named Joshua Furlong! I have two absolutely amazing, loving and supportive parents, an older brother, Tyler, and a younger sister Analiese.  My family means so much to me and I am so excited for all of these new changes and experiences that God has placed in my life!

 

Something you might not know about me:

In my junior year of high school, I was accepted/chosen as 1 of 10 students at Bishop Lynch to travel to Trujillo, Honduras for 10 days to rebuild churches and complete mission work. This was one of the most amazing experiences of my life and taught me to be thankful for the smallest things. I love being active and try to paddleboard any chance I get!!

 

My Prayer for My Students:

I pray that God surrounds my children in His loving embrace each and every day. I pray that He guides their developing minds and that He opens their eyes to the beauty that He has created around us. I also pray that God works through me and uses me as a tool to reach each and every child not only on an academic level, but also as a support system and guide as they grow in my class.

 

My Contact Information:

mfurlong@stjosephccschool.net