Phone: 704-260-6290 Ext. 26214


Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Maria Wise

Hello Roadrunners, my name is Maria Wise and I am so delighted to be here at Rocky River Elementary School! I currently hold my license as a K-6 educator and will celebrate my 13th year of teaching in the state of North Carolina this year. I have spent my entire career working with children and have many years of experience in the field of education. Teaching is my passion and always has been. I received my undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and my Master's of Arts in Teaching from Queens University of Charlotte.

I am a native North Carolinian and have spent my entire  life living in Charlotte with the exception of 4 years attending college in Chapel Hill. I am married to a wonderful husband and have 3 beautiful children ages 19, 20, and 24 and one grandchild 5.  During my spare time I love reading, crafting and engaging in science experiements with my grandson in the kitchen.

I am eager to launch a new beginning at Rocky River Elementary School with each and every one of you. As a third grade teacher, I endeavor to educate, nurture, inspire, and connect with my students. My primary goal is to ensure that each one of my students make academic gains in Reading and Math and is academically successful. My ultimate goal is to have my students exhibit Social and Emotional competence as global citizens who are able to compete acadmically in all arenas.

I'm looking forward to a positve and productive school year. I can't wait to meet each of you. I anticipate building a solid classroom community and partnership with my families. Please feel free to contact me at