My name is Maria Berger. I teach sixth grade language arts and literature, as well as seventh grade language arts. I am a native of Colorado and have lived in Broomfield most of my life. I attended Christendom College in Front Royal, Virginia, where I received a Bachelor of Arts in History.
I have always wanted to be a teacher and played school with my brothers and sisters whenever they were willing students. My first teaching job was at Seton High School in Manassas, Virginia. In 1985, I moved back home and taught at Colorado Catholic Academy in Wheat Ridge for 23 years until the school closed. In 2007, I was hired by Nativity as an aide and worked in Mrs. Flesher's fifth grade classroom. At the end of that school year, I was offered the position I currently hold. Nativity is my second family and I am blessed to teach here.
My faith and family are the center of my life. I am single and one of ten children. When my parents moved to Broomfield in 1955, there wasn't a Catholic Church. So a priest from Lafayette would come and offer Sunday Mass in the basement of a bank that is still on Midway. Eventually, a survey determined there were enough Catholics in the area, and Archbishop Vehr purchased the land where Nativity resides today. Outside of school, my favorite activities are spending time with my family and friends and singing in the church choir.