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:

As I grew up and attended St. Monica school, I spent so much time in my mom’s first grade classroom. As a young adult, I watched my mom impact countless students and build such loving relationships with her students. The relationship my mom had with her students is something I hope to have with my students as well. I believe God called me to be a teacher so that I can encourage and inspire students to grow closer in their relationship with Christ, and to help them reach their dreams and goals in a trusting, positive, and loving environment.  

 

 

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. For college, 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 grew up in Farmers Branch/Dallas, Texas. My husband and I recently built our first home and now live in McKinney, Texas!

 

 

My Professional Experience:

This is my fifth year teaching first grade at St. Joseph Catholic School!  Prior to this, I worked at a Christian counseling center in Dallas as a client care coordinator.  

 

 

My Wonderful Family:

I’ve been married for 4 years to my husband, Joshua. He is a mechanical engineer in Plano, Texas. We are excited to hopefully start growing our little family in the near future! I have an amazing mom and dad who live in Dallas, Texas. I have an older brother, Tyler, and my younger sister, Analiese. I thank God for the family he blessed me with, they truly mean so much to me.

 

 

Something you might not know about me:

In high school, I was chosen to attend a mission trip in Trujillo, Honduras. We spent our 10 days rebuilding churches and engaging in friendships with those who lived in the town. This experience really helped teach me about having a thankful heart and opened my eyes to be thankful for the smallest things; it was an amazing experience I will always remember. I love the ocean, paddleboarding and just being on the water.

 

 

My Prayer for My Students:

I pray that God surrounds my students 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 them. I also pray that God works through me and uses me as a tool to encourage, love and reach each and every child, not only on an academic level but spiritual as well. I pray that as a teacher, I can point these children to Our Father each and every day and be an example of His love for them. I pray that they are guided each and every day as they grow in my class.

 

 

My Contact Information:

mfurlong@stjosephccschool.net

 
 
 

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