Phone: 330-653-1226 ext. 4162


Degrees and Certifications:

MEd Reading Specialization- Kent State University Reading Endorsement- Kent State University BS Early Childhood Education- Kent State University

Mrs. Hood

Hi! Welcome to C12!
My name is Mary Kate Hood and I am thrilled to be your child's first-grade teacher! To my dear former students and families, you may remember me as Miss Chadsey! Although this year will certainly look different in many ways, I am confident we will have a wonderful year with lots of adventures, fun & friendships! I look forward to getting to know the students and families of C12!
This is my seventh year teaching first grade in Hudson. I graduated from Kent State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education. I continued my education at KSU and obtained my Master's Degree in Reading Specialization.  I have an extreme passion for teaching and cannot imagine myself in any other profession! I will inspire and support your child to develop a love for learning! There will never be a limit on their potential because there is always more to learn! I am still learning each and every day! In my free time, I love to travel, read, exercise, and spend time with my husband Eric and our son Logan who we welcomed to our family in April.
My goal as your child’s teacher is to create a safe, comforting environment, full of laughter and excitement! I will help children to develop the necessary skills so that they may become life-long learners and leaders.  I will work every day to create a positive classroom environment that reaches a variety of learners and incorporates their many interests,  and learning styles! I will encourage students to believe in themselves and to know they can achieve any goal they set their mind too!
We have an exciting year ahead of us with LOTS of learning, adventures, and fun! I look forward to working with you and your child! 
Please do not hesitate to contact me at any time. I can easily be reached by email at You may also contact my voicemail at (330) 653-1236 ext. 4162. Because your children are my primary focus during the school day, I will gladly return your phone call after school hours.