Adjunct Faculty


BA in Early Childhood Education
MA in Contemplative Education


MA, Contemplative Education, Naropa University
BA, Spanish, Carroll College, Montana
Certificate in Teaching: Seattle University
National Board Certified Teacher (World Languages)

Mary began her teaching career as a Peace Corps volunteer in Ecuador in 1980 and since that time, continues to enjoy her work as a classroom middle school teacher with Seattle Public Schools. Her Master’s Thesis, “The Art of Teacher Leadership: The Five Wisdom Energy Mandala Project,” is based on research and work with integrating the principle of maitri in a regular public school setting. In addition to teaching, Mary has taken on various leadership roles in education. She is a facilitator for teachers pursuing their National Board Teaching Certification and an adjunct faculty member with Naropa University. She is currently teaching “Perspectives in Sacred Learning” and serves as a thesis advisor for students in the MA in Contemplative Education program.