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My name is Mary Beth Atzenhoffer, and I am the Orange Grove Primary School Counselor. This is my 23rd year in education and my eighth year as a counselor. I am excited about getting to know every child on our campus and their family! Prior to being a counselor and teacher in Orange Grove, I have taught 1st-4th grades in Florida, Maryland, and in Texas. I earned my Bachelor's at Texas A&M Corpus Christi and my Master's in Counseling from Lamar University.

I look forward to working with all the wonderful students at the Orange Grove Primary! If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me!
Mary Beth Atzenhoffer
Orange Grove Primary
361-384-2316 x 1202
1992     Bachelor of Science Interdisciplinary Studies  (Certified in Elementary 1-8 Specialization in Reading)
                                                                                            Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi
2012     Master of Education School Counseling            Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas
Work Experience
1992-1993                   3rd Grade Teacher: Ridgeview Elementary, Orange Park, Florida
2000-2002                   1st and 2nd Grade Teacher: Allen Independent School District, Allen, Texas
2002-2003                   4th Grade Teacher Hollywood Elementary, Hollywood, Maryland
2003-2005                   3rd Grade Teacher Allen Independent School District Allen, Texas
2005-2006                   3rd Grade Teacher Skidmore-Tynan School District Skidmore, Texas
2006-2014                   4th Grade Teacher Orange Grove Independent School District Orange Grove, Texas
2014-present              School Counselor Orange Grove Primary School Orange Grove, Texas
Honors and Certifications
2001                            Alton Boyd Elementary Featured Teacher, Allen, Texas
2003                            Nominated as Teacher of the Year Allen Independent School District
2004                            Nominated as Teacher of the Year Allen Independent School District
2006                            English as a Second Language Certification
2006                            Gifted and Talented 30 hours
2016                            10 Year Orange Grove Service Award
2018-present              Texas Counseling Association 


Primary Students and Parents,
During this challenging time, please remember that your teachers, Mrs. Perez, and myself are thinking about you constantly. Here are a few things I want you to remember to do:
1. Wash your hands (Sing the "Happy Birthday" song 2 times)
2. Read or have your parent read to you (30 minutes/day at least)
3. Login to iStation Reading and Math (VERY important at least 30 minutes for each subject a day)
4. Play and relax
5. Enjoy your time with your family
6. Play board games
7. Sing and dance to your favorite songs
8. Keep a journal and draw pictures of your day. You can share your journal with me when we come back to school.
Also, DON'T FORGET that Lunch is served at the Elementary Cafeteria from 10-12 Monday-Friday. You might see me some of these days!!