My name is Mariko Lewis. I am 33 years old and I was born in El Paso, TX. I went to school in Atlanta, GA. I graduated from Morris Brown College and later shifted my major from music education to elementary education at UNCC. I also received my Master’s in Education at Montreat College. As many may already know, I was recently married and I now have a precious baby boy. My son, AJ will be turning 1 on September 10th. Yay!!! Motherhood is a challenge but also very fulfilling. I have been teaching for 7 years now and I am really excited to be a part of this incredible third grade team, here at BW. This year we have been told that we have some very bright and intelligent kids rising into third grade. After just a few short days I can see that our colleagues were absolutely right! Great kids and great families! This is going to be a fun year and I look forward to working with all of you.