Gene W. Brown Elementary
Mary Truka
Title 1

My name is Mary Truka and I have the honored privilege of serving as Gene Brown’s Title I Reading Specialist. After many years of teaching kindergarten and first grade in Sandusky, Ohio, my family moved to Hendersonville where I taught 1st and 2nd at Nannie Berry. I attended Ohio State and Bowling Green State University fro undergrad and Tennessee State University for my Masters in Reading. 

I absolutely love representing Title I at GBE! Besides the daily joy I receive from working with small groups of readers, I totally enjoy planning and facilitating our Family Nights four or five times a year! It is so gratifying to invite our parents and children to share in fun, educational evenings at school!

My husband, John, and I have two children - one in San Francisco and one in Knoxville. I love spending time with my family, swimming with a Masters group, traveling, and of course, READING!

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