Mrs. Garcia- Velez

  • Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year at Banting Elementary!! will be like no other. We are excited about jumping into the year with our new playground. After working so diligently over the last 2 years, our playground should be finished by the first day of school. This was a great commmunity effort.  As we open the year with the pandemic still present, we will work together to make Banting a safe place. Thank you for working together with us to make Banting safe for all. 

    An amazing part about Banting is the richness of diversity in our school community. We value the beauty of our differences and how we learn from each other. Our tagline is "Embracing diversity preparing students for a global society."

    Currently we look forward to returning to having events and volunteers in our building this year, we look forward to partnering with you. Thank you so much for your contributions to our school community. Education is a journey and along that journey we learn to persevere and tackle any obstacles in our way. 

    A little bit about me:

    Education: I graduated from University of St. Thomas in St. Paul Minnesota with a major in Elementary Education and a minor in Psychology. I received my masters degree from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee in Administrative Leadership. I continue to learn from colleagues and children each day.

    Family: I am married and have 4 great kids ranging in age from 19 - 25.

    Favorite Book: My favorite children's book of the moment is The Circles All Around Us by Brad Montague and Kristi Montague. 


Mary Garcia-Velez and Family