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Welcome Principal Law

Dear Makos,

I am delighted to introduce myself as the Principal of Orange Beach Elementary. 

Orange Beach Elementary is an amazing school as reflected by the test scores, community support and the multiple times it has been given the Safest School in Alabama award. While all of the accolades are impressive, the people are truly what make this school extraordinary.

My husband, Joseph, and I have three daughters; Lillie is 16, Kakki is 14 and Virginia is 12. All three of our girls attended Orange Beach Elementary and had a positive experience. We chose to move to Orange Beach because of the educational program, values and community. I can’t tell you how excited I am to be a part of the Orange Beach Elementary School community, now in a different role.

Knowledge is key. When we know better, we do better. As an educator, I’ve taught multiple grades at the elementary level in Mobile and Baldwin County. For the last three years, I’ve served as an Assistant Principal at Robertsdale Elementary. My undergraduate degree from Auburn University is in Communications. I have a master’s degree in Elementary Education with a leadership certificate from the University of South Alabama. I will graduate with an Education Specialist degree in August from Auburn University and I am currently enrolled in their doctoral program in Educational Leadership. Needless to say, I am passionate about learning!

As a leader, I want others to know who I am and what I value. The things I value most are family, faith and enjoying life. I believe in establishing relationships and treating others like family. Orange Beach provides a beautiful backdrop for us to enjoy the beauty of God’s creation. As members of Orange Beach United Methodist Church, we embrace the opportunity to serve others which is something I have taken with me throughout my career in education. When you walk through the doors of the school, I hope the smiles, smell of crayons, the sound of laughter and a handshake make you feel welcome. My focus is on the emotional and academic success of every child. I want your child to achieve academic success and enjoy school while making friends, experiencing the arts, learning to give back, moving and playing, and exploring Sea, Sand and Stars.

I am excited about the upcoming school year. Until then, enjoy your summer and I look forward to welcoming the entire Mako family into our school in August!

I hope to see you soon and look forward to meeting each and every one of you!


Mary Catherine Law,