About Teacher

Mr. McGarry

Phone: 252-514-6431


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood/Childhood Education

Mr. McGarry

Welcome to Third Grade! My name is Matthew McGarry. I have been a third grade teacher at Brinson Memorial Elementary for 5 years.

I am originally from Saratoga Springs, NY. My wife Molly and I are both teachers in Craven County.

We recently built our first home in New Bern and had our first child! 

We are both very excited and glad to finally call New Bern our home! I look forward to meeting you all and can't wait for another great school year!



  • I strongly believe that all students are capable of learning under an effective instructor. However, it is ultimately the instructor’s responsibility to accommodate to each and every student’s personal needs. Teachers need to understand that each and every student within their classroom learns in a different way. Effective teachers must accommodate for this by implementing multiple methods of teaching within their classrooms. Teachers need to understand whom their students are, where they come from, and most of all, what they truly want out of their education.


    • Favorite Color: Blue
    • Favorite Season: Fall
    • Favorite Food: Chicken Parmesan 
    • Favorite Candy: M&Ms 
    • Favorite Dessert: Brownies
    • Favorite Restaurant: Mellow Mushroom
    • Favorite Fast Food: Cookout  
    • Favorite Sport: Football
    • Favorite Team: Philadelphia Eagles
    • Favorite Subject: Math
    • Favorite TV Show: The Flash 
    • Favorite Movie: Iron Man
    • Favorite Hobby: Grilling, Video Games, Going to the beach!
    • Favorite Store: Amazon or Best Buy 
    • Favorite Superhero: Batman