Mary graduated from Marillac College in St. Louis, MO with a degree in education and history. She taught in St. Louis for several years. She and her husband moved to Denver in 1971, and to Fort Collins in 1976. Mary came to Children’s House in 1979 with an interest in Montessori philosophy after experience in the traditional classroom. She received her Montessori Certification from the St. Nicholas Training Centre, London in 1983 and her Administration Certification from CSU in 1985. Mary has a passion for Montessori and a deep love for teaching and guiding little children. She and her son purchased Children’s House in 2010 and welcomed Kristin as a third partner this fall. Mary and her husband, Ed, have two children and two grandchildren. Son Paul and his family live in Fort Collins and daughter Sarah and her husband live in California. Mary enjoys walking, hiking, reading, traveling with her family and spending time in the mountains.