My name is Mary Chase. I grew up on a farm in Iowa where we had pigs, horses, goats, chickens, cows, cats, dogs, and turkeys at one time or another. I learned to drive on a tractor and was a pro at pulling the manure spreader. Sometimes I miss the smell of hay, but I sure don’t miss the smell of the hog house!
I earned my BA from the University of Northern Iowa in 1990 and moved to Arizona in July of that same year. I began my teaching career at Toltec Elementary (near Casa Grande) where I taught 3rd grade until 1998. I moved to Chandler and taught 1st grade for a year here at Shumway, then moved to 5th grade in 1999.
I am married and have 2 sons. My husband, Mike, is a finance manager at a small company in Phoenix. Tyler is a freshman at Bash High and Ethan is in 5th grade here at Shumway. We keep busy attending sporting events as a family and traveling.
Last Modified on June 11, 2009