New part-time teacher Marianne McCormick just wants to help kids.

She has extensive experience in both the English and literacy departments. Now, after teaching English in a small New York town and giving private literacy lessons the last few years, she occupies the position of both English teacher and literacy specialist at the high school.

McCormick received her masters from the State University of New York at Albany and completed a certificate of Advanced Study in Reading from Mass General Hospital. She enters the high school community as a .5 Literacy Specialist, working part-time giving specialized reading help to students and co-teaching a 9th grade English class with Ms. Kerr.

McCormick used to teach English at Berne-Knox-Westerlo high school in a small town in New York, and she feels that her past experiences make her a good fit at the high school.

“This position was recommended to me by a friend on faculty,” said McCormick. “I have a lot of friends in the district, so I feel very comfortable here. I felt that because of my prior experience in English I’m able to work well with high school kids.”

McCormick has been married to her husband, Brian, for eighteen years, and they have two kids, Kelly and Brendan, who are 14 and 12 years old. “When I’m not working, I love spending time with them,” says McCormick. “I also really like reading, obviously, as well as golfing and running.”

McCormick says that she originally wanted to work with little kids. “They are just so much fun,” she says, “and I wanted to start teaching kids at the beginning of their learning rather than the end. Wellesley was just a great opportunity for me, though. I’m really happy to be here.”

(Zach Miller ’17, Features Editor)


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