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

Welcome to C12! If you are in our class this year, please make sure to complete this Family Information Form as soon as possible.
My name is Mary Kate Hood and I am thrilled to be your child's first-grade teacher! I am so grateful to be a part of the wonderful Hudson community. I know 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 tenth 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! First grade is a truly magical year where so much learning and growth takes place for every single child! There will never be a limit to 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 sons Logan and Blake.
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 lifelong 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 minds to.
We have an exciting year ahead of us! I look forward to working with you and your child.
Please do not hesitate to contact me at any time. You may also contact my voicemail at (330) 653-1236 ext. 4162.