Maryann Moriarty, MS. Ed, MS. Sped
October 3, 2019
Occupation: 1st Grade Teacher, The Judith K. Weiss School
Location: New York City, NY
Maryann has served as an educator for the past 11 years with the NYC Department of Education. She holds an M.S. in Education from Lehman College, an M.S. in Special Education from Manhattan College and has just completed work towards an Advanced Certificate in School Building Leadership from Manhattan College.
Maryann currently works as a 1st Grade teacher at PS 19, The Judith K. Weiss School in the Bronx, where she was instrumental in the implementation of the CATCH My Breath Curriculum for the Middle School students. The success of the CATCH My Breath Curriculum at PS 19 was showcased on CBS News NY in January 2019. Her dedication continued as she brought awareness of the dangers of vaping e-cigarettes to schools and surrounding communities in Westchester County as well as presenting these dangers to the Westchester County Youth Officers Association. Becoming an active member of PAVe ( Parents Against Vaping E-Cigarettes) and the Bronxville, Eastchester, Tuckahoe Coalition has allowed her to collaborate with parents to further advocate against vaping. Partnering with the Rockland Boulders Baseball Team to bring awareness of the dangers of vaping led to the Rockland Boulders Westchester Dare Day, where students who completed the Catch My Breath Curriculum and other Dare Programs were celebrated. The Rockland Boulders displayed a pledge banner at the stadium and kids of all ages signed and made a promise to live a “Vape Free Life.”