Mary Donley was born and raised in St. Joseph, MI. She graduated from Alma College with a Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education with a major in history and minor in English.
Mary is now a member of Teach for America, teaching English as a second language and social students in Kansas City, MO. She also is the dance team coach at her school.
Mary's Alma education prepared her well for her next step back into the classroom, now as a teacher instead of a student. At Alma, Mary didn't have to wait to get hand's on classroom experience until her senior year student teaching. "Alma's teaching program got me into the classroom really early. By the end of my freshman year/ early sophomore year, I was already in a classroom as a teacher's assistant. Getting that experience up front really helped me in my student teaching."
Mary was very involved on campus too. She was a cheerleader, resident assistant, a member of the Alma College Dance Company, and the president of an academic fraternity. GO SCOTS!
Mary is now pursuing a master's degree for Teachers of English to Students of Other Languages (TESOL) at Missouri Western State University.
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