Mrs. Garcia- Velez

  • Welcome to Banting Elementary!! The 2020-2021 school year will be like no other. We will have students from our Banting Community right here with us at Banting learning face to face and we will have some learning at home virtually. No matter where you are, we embrace you as part of our Banting Family. We started this year at Banting with many mitigation efforts in 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."

    Despite not being able to have events and volunteers in our building this year, we look forward to partnering with you and your family at home. 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. With a growth mindset, we will persevere and tackle this year together despite the pandemic. 

    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 18 - 24.

    Favorite Book: My favorite children's book of the moment is Just Ask! Be Different, Be Brave, Be You by Sonya Sotamayor and illustrated by Rafael Lopez. 


Mary Garcia-Velez and Family