Mary McWay is a 7th grade teacher who has her MAT from NC State. She is certified in 6-8 Science and Social Studies, and 9-12 History. She started her career as an outdoor educator with the NC Outward Bound School, helping students see they are capable of more than they know in a variety of backcountry settings. She thrives in taking students outside their comfort zone, empowering them to be leaders, and getting their hands dirty in the garden. She spends most of her free time outside in her own garden, exploring local hikes and rivers or planning her next trip abroad. She led the Germany Exchange program in 2017 and loves to create meaningful field experiences for students.