Phone: (816) 316-7400


Degrees and Certifications:

BA Elementary Education Ed. Specialist in Administration MS Curriculum and Instruction/ Science Emphasis MS Special Education Reading Specialist - State Certified Provisionals: High School Science, Biology, Earth Science, Math 5-9

Ms. Mary Ann Sawyer

Russkin High School

Special Education Teacher, Science and Social Studies

Grades 9-12

Science, Social Studies, Special Education, Room 131

Contact Information



Health and Human Services House

Google Classroom Codes/Zoom Links available on the Google Classroom 

A Day Mondays and Thursdays

Block 1

Social Studies 11-12

Google Classroom Code csr4j3j

Zoom Link for class on Monday and Thursdays from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 822 2504 1965

Passcode: 089242


Google Meets

Meet link

Block 2

Social Studies 9 - Virtual

Google Classroom Code 5xkvir3

Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 893 0413 2992

Passcode: 470850

Google Meets

Meet link


Block 3 - HHS Planning 

Block 4

Science 9 - Virtual

Google Classroom Code wfdcsut

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 822 4295 5517

Passcode: 497707

 Google Meets

Meet link

Tuesday/Friday B Days

Science 9/10

Block 5

Google Classroom Class Code spgn7h5

Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 879 4371 1684

Passcode: 187488

Meet link

Block 6

Social Studies 9/10

Google Classroom Class Code pnmhirj

Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 852 8780 1841

Passcode: 553330

Meet Link

Meet link

Block 7

Science 11/12 

Google Classroom Class Code z66ptsn

Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 873 9766 8553

Passcode: 101222

Meet link

Block 8 

Content Plan


Wednesday Morning Tutoring

Google Classroom Code 2wdzzsx


Wednesday Mornings from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 826 5510 7251

Passcode: 130869


Meet link

Clever - Educational Sites are Available through Clever

Use Clever to access EverFi, NearPod, EPIC, READWORKS, Newsela, FloVocabulary and related apps.

EverFi  All students have access to coursework online 

Plan Time: Years of teaching experience:
30 years of experience

Area of expertise
Special Education Teacher
Reading Specialist
Academic Interventionist/Academic Tutor
Tutoring in most areas, specializing in Science and Math
Homebound Instructor
Participant in Sports Supervision


Educational background
Ed. Spec. Administration
MS. Special Ed. Reading State Cert. K-12
MS. Curriculum & Inst. Science Emphasis
BA. Elementary Education 1-8
Provisionals: H.S. Science, H.S. Biology, H.S. Earth Science, M.S. Math 5-9
Apple Teacher Certified 

Why I Chose Education as My Career of Choice
I believe that the students are our future.  Educators play a key role in the quality of life for our community.  I chose to be an educator to help others attain their personal, educational, and career goals.  I love to help children learn, trying to meet them where they are at, and move the students forward from there. I am excited to work with students in teaching the subjects of Communication Arts, Math, Social Studies, Science, Study Skills, Transition, and Advocacy. I am pleased that I am able to use my years of experience as a veteran teacher in this amazing journey, 2019-20.

Personal Interests
I volunteer with several community organizations.  Most recently, I joined the Special Olympics Team as an assistant coach. I have many organizations that I associate with during my free time. My passion is with conservation work, at Lakeside Nature Center, where I have done native Missouri animal rehabilitation, educational programs, and work with the Missouri Stream Team. For the nine years, I have been an active volunteer at Starlight Theatre.  I  volunteer for Stonelion Puppet Theatre with community events.  During the last nine years, I have volunteered for Kauffman Performing Arts Center, doing various community service positions.  I am a member of the Nelson Art Gallery. This summer, I joined the World War 1 Museum as a member and educator of history. I am currently active in each of these groups.  Additionally, I helped out at the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Kansas City during the summer months.  I tutor during the school year, and assist with the school sport’s program. I attend the majority of after school activities at Ruskin High School, including Band, Orchestra, Theatre, Sports, Tutoring....Hope to see you there!!!