mary bielecki

Educational Background:  
B.A. Early Childhood Education from Loras College, Masters of Teaching from National Louis University, Type 04 Certification.  Early Childhood Credential, Level 5

Number of Years Teaching: 17

Family and Pets:  
My loving and supportive husband Mike, my enthusiastic son Michael (3 yrs. old) and my sweet daughter Madison (2yrs. old) who I call my sunshine.

List five values you wish to pass onto children:  

  • Honesty
  • Empathy
  • Manners
  • A strong work ethic
  • Love of learning

What do you like about yourself?  
I’m a dependable and loyal friend, I give a 110% in the goals I am trying to pursue, and you can always count on me to try something new and be adventurous. Most importantly, I love how important my family is to me.    

What did you want to be when you were little?
The first female player on the Chicago Bulls...and a teacher!

Why is community important to you?  
Being part of a community means a sense of belonging and acceptance.  You can walk down the streets of Winnetka and nine times out of ten you will recognize or know the people you are passing. It is a refreshing feeling.  I believe the community feel shows Michael and Madison that they are not alone and everyone in the community has strengths to share with one another.   

How are you an active member of your community?  
Some of the ways I stay active in my community are attending community-sponsored events, volunteering and shopping locally.  Taking my children to the park and meeting other families is also a way I connect with my community.