Mary is a resident of Woodstock. She was employed by the Thames Valley District School Board. Mary started her career as an elementary school teacher. She has taught from JK to Grade 8. Mary was also an elementary school vice-principal and she ended her 33 year career as an elementary school principal. She holds an undergraduate degree in Fine Art and a Masters in Education. Mary was on the OCYC Board which later became OECYC. She was on the DASO board and was the chair of the DASO board. Mary returned 4 years ago to the OECYC board which is now Wellkin.