Phone: (530) 582-3720 ext. 27103
Degrees and Certifications:
BA in Anthropology from UC Berkeley Multiple Subjects Credential BCLAD Google Certified Teacher - Mountain View 2016 Seesaw Ambassador Teacher of the Year - 2017 - TTUSD and Placer County Office of Education
Mary Berelson was born near Cleveland, Ohio. She has lived and studied in Capetown, South Africa, San Francisco, Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico, and Santa Cruz. After graduating from UC Berkeley with a Bachelor's Degree in Cultural Anthropology, she and her husband, Scott, moved to Truckee, Ca. Mrs. B. worked for Head Start in Kings Beach, and then at Kings Beach Elementary for a couple of years. She has been at Glenshire Elementary for the past twenty years. Mrs. B. along with Mrs. Johnson, in the classroom next door, teaches kindergarten and then 'loops' with her students to first grade.
Mrs. Berelson has two grown daughters - both GES alumna!, Rachel - who teaches dramatic arts in Sacramento and Becca who teaches yoga and wellness. Mrs. B. enjoys creating things and making music. She fills her time hanging with Mr. B, reading, Nordic skiing, practicing yoga, painting, quilting, learning and playing the ukulele and is starting guitar.