Mary has been an instructor at Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan Adult Basic Education (ABE) since 2003 and has been working in partnership with DCTC and Goodwill-Easter Seals in the Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair program since the fall of 2014. During her time with Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan ABE she has instructed and developed curriculum for English as a Second Language, English conversation and pronunciation, health, transition to college and work, academic reading and writing, computer basics, job skills and on-site ESL workplace classes.
Mary embeds both work and foundational skills into select classes in the program providing blended instruction with the automotive instructor. She focuses on the needs of the current students, including reading comprehension skills, academic and content specific vocabulary, basic and contextualized math skills, English as a Second Language skills and work skills. She receives great satisfaction seeing the students achieve their goals.
Mary attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison and received degrees in education and business with an international emphasis.