Maria Maya teaches Kindergarten at Maury. Previously, she was the Early Childhood Special Education teacher at Maury for three years. Ms. Maya grew up in Florida (Go Gators!) and moved to DC where she earned her master’s degree in Early Childhood Special Education from The George Washington University. She began her career as a preschool teacher with Arlington Public Schools and joined DCPS as a First Grade Special Education Inclusion Teacher.
Ms. Maya is passionate about teaching and feels fortunate to be part of a student’s learning experience: “I enjoy seeing the progress students make throughout the school year and have fun each and every day that I get to teach!” She also served as the 2016–18 staff mentor and coordinator for the Bravo Team, a group of young student leaders. When she is not teaching, Ms. Maya enjoys running, traveling, taking pictures, being outdoors, and eating delicious food.