Mary received her Early Childhood certification in 1996 and has worn many Montessori hats. She taught in a 3-6 classroom in Kansas City before joining the administrative team at the school. She also headed up the Teacher Education Committee for many years under MEPI. After serving on the MEPI Board of Directors, she was asked to become the Executive Coordinator for MEPI - a position she holds to this day.
Her favorite Montessori experiences have been teaching adults working towards Montessori certification.
Mary's interests coincide with many Montessori activities - gardening, nature identification, the arts and peaceful living. She shares a cabin in the woods with 3 dogs and her husband of 49 years. They are fortunate to have their 2 adult children living close by.