My name is Marie Scher, and I am a QAS Upper School English Language Arts teacher for 6th and 7th grades. I have earned a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from the University of Missouri-St. Louis and a Masters in Teaching Communications with an emphasis in Reading from Webster University. Professionally, I have served as a classroom teacher, a reading specialist, a literacy coach, and a Middle School ELA teacher.
When you tell anyone you teach middle school, they always act like you are a saint or maybe just a little crazy. I love it! I get to spend my day with young minds trying to create their brand, or who they want to be. What an honor to get to help and maybe influence a few lives! Mistakes are encouraged and learning from those mistakes is expected. I believe that when you teach ELA, you are teaching students to think and communicate effectively to become contributing members of society. In my classes, students will read and analyze the character’s actions and make judgments on how he/she would react in a similar situation, as a way of figuring out who they want to be as a Catholic adult. Students will also write to practice expressing their opinions and ideas clearly in an effort to develop into a productive citizen that can effectively communicate and get along with colleagues in social and job settings.
Oakville has been my home most of my life. I grew up at St. Francis of Assisi parish and continued to develop as a young Catholic at Cor Jesu Academy. My husband Dan (QAS Class of 1990) and I brought our family back to Queen of All Saints as parishioners in 2013. I enjoy reading, traveling, concerts, and cheering on my children at various sporting and academic challenges. I strongly believe in Catholic education, and I am thrilled to be teaching at QAS!
Please do not hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns.