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  • Bachelor of Arts, Interdisciplinary Studies (PK-8) - Western Governors University
  • English as a Second Language MAE - The University of Alabama at Birmingham


  • Hello! My name is Maria Jones and I am honored to be the ELL teacher at Horizon Elementary School. As a native Italian, I feel as English Language Learning reflects who I am as a lifelong learner as well as an educator. My goal is to inspire students to reach for their dreams and to proudly represent their cultures inside and outside the classroom.
  • During my free time, I love cooking...and yes, eating too! 
  • I also enjoy biking, running, and swimming. My last passion is Bikram Yoga.
  • I hardly ever watch TV...I rather spend time reading or with family and friends.