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MARY BYARS Staff Photo
Subjects Taught
Social Studies


Mrs. Byars graduated from UTC in 2000 with a Bachelor's of Science in Education and is highly qualified to teach grades K-8.  She has taught elementary classes at both Normal Park Magnet and John Allen Elementary.  She transferred to Hixson Middle in the Fall of 2007.  Here, Mrs. Byars has taught 8th grade math and language arts, 7th grade language arts,  7th grade World History, and NOW 6th grade World History. 



This will be my 18th year teaching.  I am an alumni of Red Bank High School.  I entered the US Navy out of high school and served 7 years as an air traffic controller.  My last assignment was NAS Miramar, San Diego, CA.  My 23 year old son is now stationed there as a USMC air traffic controller, but has orders to Japan.

I am a mother of Megan, Amie, Derrick and Carson.  All of my children have successfully graduated and begun lives of their own.  I am happily married and enjoy biking, swimming, and running.  I have completed a marathon, several half marathons, and a few triathlon sprints.  I enjoy the challenge!

I became a "Cha-Cha" (grandmother) two years ago to a beautiful little girl named Emory Elizabeth! 

I will be  coaching the Cross Country Team at Hixson Middle School.

I am excited about teaching World History again this year!

I am looking forward to having another wonderful year at Hixson Middle School!