Head of School
Martha (Moppy) McGee
Director of Admissions
Melissa Van Horn
Director of Development and Communications
Mary Beth Marzec
My name is Mary Beth Marzec, and I will be co-teaching Kindergarten this year at Grace. This is my twentieth year at the school, and I have loved every minute of it. I started out as the P.E. teacher while my children were young, and then I went back into the classroom where I taught second grade for many years. I took a year off to regroup and tend to my family. Then I returned to Grace to substitute teach in the classroom and work in Extended Day, which allowed me to stay connected with the children, whom I truly love. These past two years at Grace, I served as the school's librarian and taught library classes.
I have a B.S. degree in Special Education and Elementary Education. I have taught Preschool through Eighth grade students throughout my teaching career.
I attended the University of Georgia and received a degree in early childhood education. I have teaching experience in grades first through fifth. Although I am originally from Georgia, I have taught in Alabama, Georgia, Florida, and Virginia. I joined the faculty of Grace Episcopal Day School in the spring of 2014.
I have a daughter named Mimi. I enjoy cooking and reading to Mimi. We share a love for animals and have four dogs and two cats. I also enjoy tennis, riding horses, and walking.
Librarian, Preschool through 6th Grade
Spanish Instructor, Preschool through 8th Grade
Extended Day Staff
Art and PE Instructor
Christian Formation, 5th through 8th Grade
I am thrilled to be teaching Christian Formation to grades 5-8 this year at Grace! I grew up in Tallahassee and was ordained as a priest in 2008. I am passionate about faith development in youth and children. I also have a great heart for the renewal movement in the mainline church and the US military. My wife, Nikki, and I have three sons: Samuel (1st), James (PK4), and Asher. In our down time, you can find the McCarthys enjoying the beach, eating sushi, hiking, watching movies or taking the occasional day trip to Disney World or Legoland.
I am also a chaplain on active duty in the US Navy. I was commissioned in 2016 and am currently serving at my first duty station, NAS Jacksonville.
I hold a B.S. in Human Resource Development from the University of Florida, and I received my Masters of Divinity from Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry in Ambridge, Pennsylvania.