Hello! My name is Mary Cole. Welcome to my classroom. It is a pleasure working here at Northside. Along with myself, there are two instructional assistants in the classroom, Linda Lohvoiden and Kristen McKay Parrish. We strive to make our classroom a positive learning environment for your child. I received my undergraduate degree from Western Michigan University in special education and received my masters degree in early childhood special education from Grand Valley State University. I have been teaching for 30 years and this is my 12th year here at Northside. I am married and have two children. Abbey is 21 and just married her junior high sweetheart, Alec. She is studying speech pathology at Calvin College. My son, Caleb is 18 and a freshman at Huntington University in Huntington, Indiana I love reading, biking, running, and playing tennis. I am excited about this school year and am looking forward to working with your children each day.