Polly Smull - Room 102
Polly Smull


Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year. 

Polly Smull: I am in my 25th year of teaching at Marcy Open School. Both of my own children attended Marcy K-8. I live in the S.E. Mpls area and have been involved at Marcy since 1985 from parent volunteer to classroom teacher.  I have an undergrad degree in Studio Art and Art History from the University of Minnesota, Morris. My first teaching license I earned in 1977 from UMM was to teach Art K-12. In 1994 I earned an additional license from Augsburg College to teach Elementary Ed grades 1-6. I have taught the following grade combinations over my years at Marcy: 1/2, 1&2 looping,  2/3, 3 & 4 looping, 3/4, along with several years of substitute teaching mostly at Marcy. We are excited to welcome a new 1st grade group this year!

Demetria Poe: I
am currently pursuing a Master’s degree and licensure in both Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education from the University of Minnesota. This past spring, I graduated from the U with my bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education with a minor in Child Psychology. I gained a lot of teaching experience through my undergraduate experience. I had teaching practicums at Lucy Craft Laney School, St. Anthony Park School, and even student taught at Shirley G. Moore Lab School this past fall semester. I have been fortunate enough to have visited Marcy Open School through the University YMCA afterschool mentoring and tutoring program during my sophomore and junior year of college. I'm excited to be at Marcy this school year and excited to get to know all the parents. Most of all, I'm excited to be with the students!