An experienced educator with a Master’s degree in education from Wheelock College in Boston and an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults, Mary has taught preschoolers through college students. She is now a K-3 Literacy Coach at a Cape Cod elementary school.


Mary has been a preschool teacher, kindergarten teacher, and special education teacher. She is now a Literacy Coach in a K-3 elementary school.

College teaching:

Mary has taught at three different colleges over the years: Cape Cod Community College, Bridgewater State University, and Fisher College in Boston. Courses include Poetry in the Early Childhood Classroom, Children’s Literature,  Literacy & the Young Child, Reading and Writing Cape Cod.

Creative Writing teaching experience:

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  • Candy Dish Writers class for teens at Harwich Junior Theatre
  • Creative writing to incarcerated women at Barnstable County Correctional Facility
  • Poetry presentations at Nauset Regional Middle School; Cape Cod Lighthouse Charter School (Cape Cod, MA); PS 86 and St. Luke’s School (Bronx, NY)

Professional Development Topics:

  • “Vitamin P: Using Poetry to Boost Literacy Skill Development.”
  • “You, Me and the Picture Book: Read-Aloud Strategies.”
  • “Raising a Reader:” a professional development course for children’s librarians at Bridgewater State University-Cape Cod.
  • “Emotional Literacy through Picture Books: Building Two Strengths at Once”

College Essay tutoring

Mary provides one-on-one tutoring to high school juniors and seniors to help them craft their college essays. Contact Mary for appointment info and rates.