Mrs. Mary Beth Gray

Phone: 520-696-5872


Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. Recreational Therapy MHA Health Care Administration Elementary 1-8 Certification K-12 Cross Categorical Special Education

Mrs. Mary Beth Gray

Welcome to Primary Resource!

I moved to Tucson 15 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina.  I have a B.S. in Recreational Therapy, a Masters in Health Care Administration and I have both  1st-6th grade elementary education and K-12 Special Education Teaching certificates.  I have a daughter who is a junior at the University of Arizona and twins who are in the 12th grade at IRHS.  I taught in the middle school self-contained classroom for 7 years but taught the K-2 elementary resource one year prior to that.  I am so excited to be back where I began.  Middle school was an adventure but I really missed the younger ones.  I love reading, spending time with my family and traveling.


Defining Moment in Education

I was a student who struggled in elementary, middle, and high school.  I had anxiety and frequently broke out in hives during elementary school.  I had an Attention deficit but was never diagnosed.  I was never taught executive function skills and I never learned how to study.  I went to a small liberal arts junior college where I learned how to study.  There was a study skills clinic and each student had an advisor who really seemed to care.  By the end of my first year I was making A's and I graduated Suma Cum Laude.  I transferred to a large University my junior year and continued to make A's throughout my bachelors and masters programs.  I believe all students can learn and given the right tools and caring adults who inspire, motivate, and challenge them, each student can be successful in learning.