Ms. Molly Brady is a third/fourth grade multi-age teacher at Polaris Charter Academy, joining the staff in 2009. She came to Polaris with nine years of education experience. Her teaching career began in Maryland at Viers Mill Elementary School, where she taught third, fourth, and fifth grades. During her stay there, Viers Mill was awarded No Child Left Behind Blue Ribbon and the Maryland State Blue Ribbon of Excellence. Ms. Brady later moved to Chicago, where she taught with Tracy Kwok, one of the founders of Polaris, at KIPP Ascend Charter school as both a sixth grade math and reading teacher. After working at KIPP, Ms. Brady taught a sixth grade class and a three/four split at National Teachers Academy. Ms. Brady completed her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and Middle School with a concentration in Science at the University of Maryland. She also received her Masters at National Louis University in Interdisciplinary Studies in Curriculum and Instruction and National Board Certification. Whether she was working with children as a basketball coach, mentoring children in after school math and reading clubs, coaching Odyssey of the Mind, or raising over $50,000 for the Montgomery County Homeless Coalition, what Ms. Brady loves most is watching kids grow as learners and leaders. Personally, Ms. Brady loves yoga, cooking, visiting with her family and friends, and watching Maryland basketball. Go Terps!