Mary Byrne


Second Grade Teacher


My name is Mary Byrne and this is my 11th year here at Sacred Heart and this will be my 24th year of teaching. I am so excited to be returning to 2nd grade after 9 years in first grade.

I have my elementary education degree from the University of Minnesota, Mankato. A STEM certificate from St. Catherine’s University and an Autism certificate and Master’s degree in special education from the University of St. Thomas.

I believe in teaching and celebrating the whole child – academically, emotionally, spiritually, and physically. I strive to keep my classroom filled with laughter and positive thinking. I feel it is truly important to have fun while learning, to always try your best and to act in the image and likeness of God.

I firmly believe in the value and benefit of a Catholic based education. Through the development of each child’s spirituality, they grow to know and love God in a deeper way. The child, through scripture, prayer and social justice, learn to become people of God, exhibiting moral responsibility and strong Catholic values.