“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead
“When we come to it
We must confess that we are the possible
We are the miraculous, the true wonder of this world
That is when, and only when
We come to it.” Maya Angelou
I am passionate about: collaboration, innovation, writing, and living in balance with the Earth.
Advanced research, writing, editing, critical thinking, and presentation skills;
English grammar, rhetoric, composition, and vocabulary development;
Content-based instruction, inter-cultural communication;
Comparative literature and poetry.
EAPP 8330 Debate and Critical Reading
EAPP 8494 Advanced Editing Writing
EAPP 8456 Advanced Rhetoric & Genre
Featured poet at venues in the Monterey Bay Area: Curated Words at Juice & Java Café, Monterey Bay Poetry Consortium at Old Capitol Books, Guest Authors Series at East Village Café, PGR Reading at Cabrillo College & Bridging the Bay at Monterey Peninsula Community College, 2012-Present.
Educational Outreach Coordinator for Carmel River Watershed Conservancy: Environmental and Watershed Education; since 2015.
Alumna of Leadership Monterey Peninsula, 2013.
English & ESL Professor at Monterey Peninsula College since 1997; specializing in critical thinking, English grammar, research skills, public speaking skills, advanced listening & speaking.
French Instructor at Monterey Peninsula College, 2009-2010 and All Saints Day School, 2003-2009.
Educational Program Coordinator and Lead Instructor for annual summer ESL program for students from Osaka Jogakuin High School at MPC, since 2002.
Lead Instructor & Curriculum Designer at the American Language Center in Marrakesh, Morocco, 2000-2001.
Master of Arts: Comparative Literature: French, English, and American Literature; San Francisco State U, San Francisco, CA, 1993.
Bachelor of Arts: French Language & Literature; Colorado College; Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1987.
California Teaching Credentials: English, English as a Second Language (TESOL), French, Humanities and Basic Skills; Adult Education and Community College Teaching Credential, 1994.
Certificate in Teaching for Understanding: Harvard University: Project Zero, Summer Institute, studied Multiple Intelligences and Curriculum Design under Howard Gardner; 2006.
Marie Butcher is a regular contributor to local publications such as the The Monterey County Herald, TheMonterey County Weekly, the Porter Gulch Review, featuring her poems & photographs.
Selected Manuscripts (publication pending):
Heart Cracked Wide Open: A collection of poetry dedicated to my father © Marie Boucher, 2017.
Cultivating Sustainable, Heart-Centered Community © Marie Boucher, 2017.
Women Readers: A Chronicle of women and their relationship to the Book. Book with photos and art reproductions. © Marie Boucher, 2000.