MEd, Charles Sturt University, 2001
BEd, University of Western Ontario, 1981
BME, University of Western Ontario, 1979
Mary has been a career educator, teaching every grade from kindergarten to Grade 12. She has worked in public, private, and Christian schools, teaching English, Music (guitar, vocal and instrumental) and Musical Theatre. Teaching in a maximum security detention centre for 17 years allowed her the opportunity to work with students at risk, and deepened her understanding of the importance of building strong connections with her students. She has also worked as both a VP and Principal with the Halton District School Board in the elementary panel.