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Ms.  Maria  Rose  Housley
4th grade Science/Social Studies
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Subjects Taught
ELA, Social Studies

  • Bachelor of Science in Sociology and Psychology-University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
  • Master Degree in Education-Lee University

  • Waterville Elementary School -Bradley County (2 years 2006-2008)
  • Ganns Middle Valley Elementary School-Hamilton County (6 years 2008-2013)
  • Niota Elementary School-McMinn Coutny: (2014- present)

  • Maria grew up in McMinn County where she attended City Park Elementary, Athens Junior High School (now Athens City Middle School), and graduated from McMinn County High School.
  • Maria moved back "home" in 2015 after residing in Cleveland, Tennessee for almost 15 years. 
  • She attends First Baptist Church Cleveland where she sings in the adult choir and is a member of the praise team. She also is a helper in the 4th-5th grade children's choir.
  • Maria enjoys being outdoors. She enjoys whitewater rafting, hiking/biking in the mountains, picnics, and boat rides.  She also enjoys sitting on the beach with her family and friends watching the waves crash and soaking up the sunshine. Sunshine and water are two of her favorite things! 😊
  • Miss Housley is single and has no children of her own, but has one niece named Ocoee Rose (Ocoee, after the Ocoee River and Rose after Miss Housley, Maria Rose) who is very much her pride and joy!  She also has two cousins who are like a niece and nephew, Brodie and Sarah Miller. Brodie attends The United States Military Academy in West Point, New York. 
  • She loves all things tie dyed, peace signs, owls, and the color pink.
  • Miss Housley loves sports, both playing and watching.  She is a HUGE football fan and spends most Sundays, Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays in the fall watching it.  Her favorite college team is the Florida State Seminoles, and her favorite NFL teams are the Green Bay Packers and the Tennessee Titans. One of her most treasured days of the year is the annual trip she takes with her father to Tallahassee, Florida going to a Florida State football game.