Mary left a lasting imprint on anyone who was fortunate enough to have her as a teacher, by applying her compassion, intelligence, work ethic, dedication, leadership, and sass. at Ferndale High School where she taught a variety of subjects including English, Journalism, American Studies, Newspaper, and Yearbook for 40 years before retiring in 2010.
In 1986, Mary was named the Washington State Journalism Teacher of the Year and under her steadfast leadership, Ferndale High School’s newspapers and yearbooks were consistently held in the highest regard. Mary was a Golden Eagle to her core, even in the face of her disgruntled sons (Sehome and Squalicum graduates). She loved the Ferndale community, particularly her students and colleagues.