St. Jerome’s Golden Apple winner teaches first graders about beauty of God’s love and creation

A sense of peace and faith radiates from the walls of Mary Pollock’s first grade classroom. As a teacher of young children at St. Jerome Academy in Hyattsville, Maryland, Pollock is regarded as an inspiration to her students, co-workers, and all who enter her classroom.

“She has such a peaceful and calming presence. The moment you’re around her, the moment you walk inside her classroom, it’s like your blood pressure just lowers itself.” said St. Jerome’s principal, Daniel Flynn.

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