Phone: 972-617-3523 EX: 1041


Degrees and Certifications:

BSE in Education from Emporia State University

Mrs. Mary Kocian 972-617-3523 EX: 1041

Hello!  I am Mary Kocian and I will be teaching 5th-grade math this school year.  This will be my 32nd year in education and 29th year teaching math and my third year in 5th grade!  This is my first year as a virtual instructor!  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, and 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.   

I know this school year will look totally different than anything we have seen before.  Please forgive us if things don't work smoothly, we are new to this too.  Please don't panic or get frustrated.  Just know that if you need to reach me you can email me at or you can call the school and I will return your call as soon as possible.