Meet Mrs. Fanning

  • I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself.  My name is Mary Fanning.  Although I have been teaching here at Buchanan-Verplanck Elementary School for nine years, previously I have taught in Yonkers and prior to that I was the Director at Sunset Nursery School for 10 years.

    I am a mother of four, and a very proud grandmother of one.  I live locally and my four children too came through the ranks of Buchanan-Verplanck Elementary School.  I love this school and District and I am very proud to be a part of such a wonderful, hard working team here at B-V!
    My passion has always been for children.  I realize that teaching your child is a privilege, as well as a tremendous responsibility. I will do my best this year to ensure that each student has a motivating and safe learning experience in the classroom. I am looking forward to working with you and your child in reaching his or her full potential. We will have many wonderful experiences and opportunities to learn and grow in the days ahead.

    I believe that communication is the key to a great parent-teacher relationship. I encourage you to contact me if you have any questions or concerns at any time. Please send in a note with your child, call the main office or you can e-mail me at  Please allow me a day or two to get back to you.  I do not always get a chance to check my e-mail until the end of the day.  


    Please feel free to participate in your child’s first grade year as much as you are able. Helping hands are always needed. Whether it is reading a story to the class, helping with field trips or class parties.



    I am looking forward to a wonderful and exciting year with you and your child!

    Meet my co-teacher this year... Ms. Ambrosecchia!

    Most Sincerely,

    Mary Fannning