Mary Cobzaru is an elementary school math teacher at North Carolina Connections Academy (NCCA). She holds a bachelor’s degree from Liberty University and a master’s degree in education from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and is also working towards a graduate certificate in instructional design from North Carolina State University. Teaching came naturally to Ms. Cobzaru, who grew up in a family of educators. Read more about why she enjoys teaching at an online school like NCCA below.
“Growing up in a family of teachers, I heard many educational discussions at the dinner table. Many told me I would become a teacher too, but I went against ‘my genes’ and became a health professional. After several years of promoting healthy lifestyles, I joined the US Peace Corps as a health education volunteer where I began my career in teaching. There, I developed a love for encouraging hard work, confidence, and the joy of learning in my students.
The benefit of teaching online is the ability to work closely with students and their families vs. focusing on classroom management. Our community is a safe place for students to learn and grow together with their families and teachers. I love that at NCCA, I am able to focus on the needs of each individual student and work closely with his or her family to promote success and the joy of learning. Our rigorous program prepares students to be independent and self-directed learners.
To prospective families thinking of enrolling, it is important to understand the role of a Learning Coach so that you can make sure this is a good fit for your family. Feel free to reach out to your school or visit the Connections Academy website.”
When not teaching, Ms. Cobzaru enjoys traveling the world and relaxing in the mountain with her husband and two daughters.
Our community is a safe place for students to learn and grow together with their families and teachers.