Teachers light the spark that starts the human engine on its journey. We are the instructional foundation of all that follows in making society work at every level and in every way. A teacher's power for inspiring human good and developing human potential spans generations. Reflecting on my nearly 40 years in the high school classroom as a teacher of Visual Arts, and in the athletic arena as a coach, I realize how many lessons my students taught me. Lessons of courage, acceptance, wisdom, humor, tenacity, humility, kindness, determination, human commonality, and more. Our collective power for inspiring human good and developing human potential has no equal.

~ Mary Anne



Supervisor / Principal Certification, Rutgers University

M.Ed, Rutgers University

BFA, Temple University, Tyler School Of Art


Teacher of Visual Arts & Computer Graphics, Sterling High School District (Ret.)


EIRC Educational Consultant and Workshop Facilitator for Curriculum Development in the Visual, Performing and Applied Arts

Instructor, Faculty Development Institute of Camden County College

Sterling High School Summer Technology Institute Workshop Presenter

Summer School Arts Enrichment Teacher

Student Mentoring Program Teacher Mentor

Alternatives to Violence Trained Facilitator

Teen Institute of the Garden State Advisor

Computer Graphics Club Advisor

Yearbook/Publications Business Advisor

Head Coach Women's Field Hockey

Head Coach Women's Track

Assistant Coach Women's Tennis

Program Editor Alumni Achievers Hall of Fame

Program Editor Athletic Hall of Fame

Soviet Cultural Exchange Host

Japanese Cultural Exchange Host

Instructor of private studio classes, art clinics, portfolio preparation, works on commission, multi-media programs, educational workshops, and computer graphics

Honors & Awards

Leader in Arts Education, Visual Arts

New Jersey Governor's Award

Outstanding Educator, Arts Education

New Jersey Governor's Award

Geraldine R. Dodge Teacher Fellowship

Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation

Anthony Guadadiello Service Award

New Jersey Art EducatorĀ¹s Association

Camden County Arts and Humanities Award

State of New Jersey Department of Education

Rose Award for Distinguished Service and Accomplishments

Delta Kappa Gamma Alpha Zeta State, Iota Chapter

Teacher Of The Year

Sterling High School


Temple University, Tyler School of Art Alumni

Delta Kappa Gamma