Maria Barrington serves as the Principal of Primary School. With over 30 years in education, Mrs. Barrington has taught Kindergarten and served as an instructional specialist for students needing support in reading. With her added experience as a Kindergarten Facilitator, Curriculum Specialist for English/Language Arts, Assistant Principal and Principal, Mrs. Barrington has been instrumental in implementing shared reading and project-based learning experiences for our youngest Gators. #edadmin #principals
We invite you to meet Mrs. Barrington at Grace School’s Admissions Open House for prospective families on Wednesday, October 9. Please register for the event: graceschool.click/openhouse19
What is your favorite aspect about being a Principal over grades that are often students’ first experience at a school?
I love that there is so much newness in their learning. Besides academics, students are learning to interact with peers, self-monitor behavior, and articulate their emotions. By far, we have a dynamic staff who are always engaged with children and who seek to build a strong relationship with the entire family unit. Our teachers and assistants guide the learning through play in a safe environment and celebrate as students gain confidence and acquire new language and concepts at a rapid pace. As students come to know the routine of school, they find pure joy in all of the new experiences they learn. ... See MoreSee Less
Grace School houses two certified Nature Explore Classrooms on campus. These nature-rich outdoor spaces allow for true discovery and student led creative play, the building blocks of ingenuity. ... See MoreSee Less
Certified Nature Explore Classrooms have demonstrated a deep commitment to connecting children with nature. Each one is unique in size, setting and structure, but they have one thing in common: they bring a sense of wonder to children’s lives. Certified Nature Explore Classrooms enhance the phy...