Phone: 972-617-3523 EX: 1041


Degrees and Certifications:

BSE in Education from Emporia State University

Mrs. Mary Kocian 972-617-3523

Hello!  I am Mary Kocian and I will be teaching 5th-grade math this school year.  This will be my 33nd year in education and 30th year teaching math and my third year in 5th grade!   I am originally from Kansas but I got to Texas as fast as I could!  I have spent all my teaching years here in Red Oak and all at ROE.  

I live in Waxahachie with my husband Jim and step-son Cameron.  I have a beautiful step-daughter Ashley, her husband Robert, (a former student), and the lights of my life, my grandson Easton and granddaughter Rory Jane.  I have 2 lab puppies that I am in love with!  My mother is the oldest of 16 children so, besides my brother and sister, I have a huge extended family.  Makes for great family reunions.

For fun, I like to bake, cook, read, and walk and play with my puppies.  I am starting to refinish furniture and enjoying that process a great deal. I love house plants and succulents, but unfortunately, I do not have a green thumb!  My favorite place in the world is my family cabin in southern Colorado.   

5th grade math has a deep focus on decimals and fractions as well as order of operations.  It will help greatly if you know your math facts and are ready to work!

If you ever need to reach me you can email me at or you can call the school (972-617-3523) and I will return your call as soon as possible.