Mary Stuart grew up in Atlanta where an early mentor taught her about educational inequality through a high school learning exchange program. Since then, she has sought volunteer opportunities at home and abroad as a literacy tutor for children, adults, and second language learners. Mary Stuart moved to Washington, DC after completing a post-graduate teaching fellowship in France. She received a bachelor’s in French from Davidson College and has since pursued additional graduate studies in language, linguistics and nonprofit management at Georgetown and George Washington Universities.
Mary Stuart has tutored at several Reading Partners sites in Washington, DC's Ward 8 and has worked as Washington coordinator for a number of nonprofit organizations, including the Greater Yellowstone Coalition and Keepers of the Treasures, a national Native American cultural heritage association.
What are you most looking forward to when working with Raising A Village?
Mary Stuart:I look forward to the direct service experiences I will have with students and using my resources to bolster the wonderful work Raising A Village is already doing!