Education: University of British Columbia, B. Ed. with a concentration in Early Literacy, Endorsement in Elementary Education (K-7); Simon Fraser University, B.A. in English and Psychology.
Marie Brewin was born in British Columbia and attended Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, where she received a Bachelor of English with a minor in psychology. She then completed a Bachelor of Education with a literacy concentration at the University of British Columbia.
Marie has enjoyed teaching and learning in many different settings over the years. After graduating, she taught Pre-K in Maui, Hawaii for several years. In 2007, Marie moved to Bellingham and was excited to become part of The Franklin Academy family. She taught kindergarten, first grade, and third grade, before taking some time to be home with her children and running a small tutoring business. Beginning in 2014, Marie taught part-time at a local private middle school as the 7th and 8th grade math and science teacher. She enjoyed sharing a love for math and science and launching inquiry-based projects. Marie was also the science and social studies specialist at a private Bellingham elementary school, where she focused on fun, hands-on lessons. Marie was thrilled to return to teaching at The Franklin Academy in 2018 and enjoys the strong sense of community. Her own two children attend Franklin as well!
Marie’s goal in the classroom is to develop a relationship with each child and family and to guide the natural curiosity in each student. Marie strives to create a positive classroom community where students have choices in their learning. She loves the creative ideas of young learners. Their enthusiasm is contagious and is a joy to be around!
When not in the classroom, Marie enjoys reading, paddle boarding in Birch Bay, making puns, and exploring at the beach with her husband and two children.
A favorite saying: “Truly wonderful, the mind of child is.” – Yoda
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