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Author of I Love School!, Benjamin's Backyard (Forgiveness)

and Benjamin's Backyard (Facing Fears)


Marie is an early childhood education professional and children's book author!  She is passionate about enhancing the education, social-development and faith of children in all walks of life.


She is a proud Head Start Alumni!  She attended the Head Start Preschool program in Cincinnati, OH. in 1968 and is grateful for the Head Start Advantage, which inspired her to be a life-long learner. She earned her Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education, Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and her Master’s Degree in Community Counseling. 


Marie has worked in the early education field for over 20 years in various settings, including Montego Bay, Jamaica.  She has come full circle and currently serves as the Child Care Partnership Director for the Cincinnati - Hamilton County Community Action Agency Head Start program. 


Between Marie and her husband, they have eight adult children, five sons-in-law, one daughter-in law, eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Marie enjoys singing, home-decorating, walking, volunteering at her church and spending time with her family. 

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