Mrs. Mary K. Lail

Phone: 828-464-1257 ext. 511


Degrees and Certifications:

BA K-6 Elementary Education with an add-on K-12 English-as-a-Second Language certificate

Mrs. Mary K. Lail

My career with Catawba County Schools started in the cafeteria at St. Stephens High School for one and a half years.  I then transferred to St. Stephens Elementary as a teacher assistant and bus driver.  After a year in this position, I was accepted in the education department at Lenoir Rhyne University and started taking night classes.  After three years of higher education schooling I began my teaching career with Catawba County Schools in the 1999-2000 school year.  My first thirteen years was spent in a classroom in a regular education setting at both Sweetwater Elementary for my first three years and Mountain View for the next ten years.  For the 2011-2012 school year I was transferred to the ESL department and served for the next three years at Banoak Elementary and Startown Elementary.  In the fall of 2015 my schools changed to River Bend Middle and Startown Elementary.  I have been blessed to be included in the Tiger family. My goal for students is for them to learn, lead by setting good examples, and inspire others to do and be their best.