Mary obtained her B.S. in Music Education from Roberts Wesleyan College. She performed in the Roberts Wesleyan College Women's Coir and Chorale during her tenure. She previously taught music at Cartwright Elementary School District #83 in Phoenix, AZ for two years and is currently teaching music in the Syracuse City School Disctrict. Her educational philosophy is that every student can learn if they set their mind to it. "Not everyone will become a famous musician, but if a student gets love and appreciation of music out of lessons I will have done my job".