Teaching Philosophy

My name is Sr. Maryanne King and I am a member of the religious congregation of the Sisters of the Redeemer located in Meadowbrook, PA.  The Sisters are sponsors of Holy Redeemer Health System.  As a nun and a Catholic educator, I believe in an education that combines sound academic knowledge and skills with an overall personal development rooted in Christian values.  My students will know from me the love of God for them individually.  Regardless of the class I’m teaching, I consider it a great day when my students experience the love of God through my interaction with them and their interactions with one another.


 As a middle school teacher, I am aware that I will be working with students experiencing many “firsts” in their lives – first time teenagers, first time changing classes in school, first time having multiple teachers, perhaps the first time having greater responsibility and accountability than in previous years regarding their academic schedule, etc.  I believe that all children are unique children of God and handle many of these things in different ways.  Therefore, they must be in an environment where they can grow spiritually, physically, mentally, emotionally and socially at their own pace.  All students are challenged to meet their full potential, and they depend on their teachers/mentors to help them do this.  I believe it is necessary to use a variety of teaching methods so that I can discover which method works best for each student.
 When students come into my class, I want them to feel safe and loved in their uniqueness.  Regarding their academic achievement, I believe their grades are necessarily important, but their self-esteem and personal development are even more so.  Not every student can excel academically, but all can excel as a child fully loved by God.

: My primary teaching background is in Mathematics and Religion, though I have taught all subjects from 4th to 8th grades.  I received my certification in Florida as a secondary school math teacher, and renewed that certification in Pennsylvania in 2004.  I am blessed to teach Mathematics to grades 5-8, as well as Religion to grades 7-8.  I enjoy working with middle school students because they are like sponges soaking in all the information they can to make their own conclusions and decisions.  They are not afraid to challenge what they are hearing, and I have learned a lot from discussions with them.  As a religion teacher, I have many opportunities to lead the students in open discussions about a variety of topics, and my studies in Theology have provided a solid resource for these discussions.


Background in Education

Bachelor of Science in Health Planning and Administration, Penn State University, State College, PA

Master of Science in Business Administration, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Teacher Certification in Mathematics, Edison College, Fort Myers, FL

Master of Science in Health Care Mission and Theology, Aquinas Institute of Theology, St. Louis, MO














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