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About Mary Galatas
Mary D. Galatas is a native of Lake Charles, Louisiana. After completing high school, Galatas attended Dillard University and Xavier University. Mrs. Galatas went on to earn her Bachelor of Arts in Management and Communications from Concordia University Wisconsin. While attending Xavier University she represented 1976-1977 “miss freshman class queen”.
After serving for some time as an elementary teacher, Mary attended University of Holy Cross to pursue her certification in elementary education as part of the Teacher Certification Program. She has been teaching for thirty-three years in private and non-traditional schools.
Mary looks forward to Huddle time and being able to greet her students each day. She also looks forward to working with her colleagues because they work together, as a team, striving to accomplish the same goal – educating their students.
When asked what Mary’s best qualities were, she saids it’s her patience and kindness. She also uses one of the Performance Character Traits on a daily basis – Energy/Zest; she engages in life with enthusiasm and excitement every day. Mary was originally drawn to the Athlos Model because she believes in the mission statement, for educational excellence, Prepared Mind, Healthy Body and Performance Character; she believes our generation needs those character traits for their future success.
Mary’s educational philosophy: ” To Teach is to Touch Lives Forever.” which is why her top goal is to help society by educating our generation for the future and encouraging, teaching and guiding them in a positive way because she knows that these students are our future Community Helpers, Lawyers, Doctors, Educators, Leaders, etc.
Favorite Performance Character Trait:
I find myself engaging in life with enthusiasm and excitement. This character trait also leads me to enjoy each day as a gift with joy and happiness.
Fun Facts about Mary Galatas
- I’ve been married for over forty years to an outstanding gentleman, a New Orleans native, and together we have two (adult) children and three grandchildren!
- I enjoy playing with my grandkids.
- I enjoy fine dining and going to the movies.
- I love reading, listening to music, dancing and socializing with friends.
- I enjoy traveling, nature walks and riding my bike.