Ms. Mary Winiecki
St. Joseph Regional School staff welcome and encourage communication with families regarding all aspects of a student's development.
Staff Fast Facts
Subject Area/Grade and Related Education
K-6 Special Education/AIS Reading/Math
PreK-6 General Education
Elementary Education - Buffalo State College (BS)
Elementary Reading and Literacy - Walden University (MS)
Students With Disabilities 1-6
Students With Disabilities 7-12
MS Coursework - Empire State College
585-356-6301 (Cell-call or Text)
Why a Catholic Education Matters
I attended a Catholic school for five out of my eight elementary school years. The other three years I was in the Public School system in Phoenix, AZ. My Catholic School years were by far the best years of elementary school! Then the first seven years of my teaching career I taught at St. John’s in Alden and Annunciation in Elma. I stayed home as a mom after my son was born and when he was ten I went back into teaching. I wanted terribly to return to a Catholic School but I had become a single mother so economically I could not afford it. After spending 20 years subbing, teaching long-term positions and then four and a half years as a full-time teacher in the Public Schools in this area, I can honestly say I am thrilled to be back in the Catholic School system! The community, education, and social and emotional learning the students receive here at St. Joe’s is amazing! Being in a place where faith, academics, and fun go hand-in-hand, students are cared for and encouraged to embrace all parts of who they are to become the very best they are capable of being! Catholic Education encompasses the whole child/family with love, support and community!
Academic Support News
It’s wonderful to have students back in the building. I was here often during the summer and the school was very lonely without the voices and excitement of all of our awesome students! We started off the year getting reacquainted with each other by playing a game and sharing our information about ourselves with each other. We spent this week taking the iReady Diagnostic for Reading and Math to see where everybody is to start the year. I will be pushing in to some classes to work with students and I will be pulling out individual and small groups of students to work on Reading and Math skills shown to be areas of weakness by the iReady Diagnostics. At particular times some students (Grades 4-6) will be staying after school with me for homework support and preteaching/reteaching of classroom lessons as needed.
I truly enjoy working with your children! The individual and small group situations give me the opportunity to give extra support to their learning specifically to their needs. The classroom teachers and I work together to pinpoint the most advantageous materials/methods to focus on, to support classroom learning, homework and bridge “missing”/not fully developed concepts and work habits.
I’m looking forward to an excellent year with your children! Please don’t hesitate to email, text, or call me with any concerns, suggestions, ideas, etc. You know your children the very best. With all of us working together we can find ways to help each child attain their full potential in every way!