Mary Sloan

Biography

Recently retired after 42 years of teaching, Mary Sloan was one of the early pioneers of the Music, Art and Drama ( MAD) Program. A native of Port Huron, Michigan, Mary received degrees from Wayne State University and University of Windsor. Mary’s teaching began at St. Anne’s High School in Tecumseh, Ontario, where she started the Theatre Arts Program still active today. After three years teaching on the Sandy Bay Reserve in Manitoba, Mary and her husband found themselves in the Yukon where they taught at Eliza Van Bibber School in Pelly Crossing and at Watson Lake Secondary School. In 1993, they came to Whitehorse, where Mary taught at Elijah Smith Elementary School. Mary entered the FH Collins High School MAD Program as a part-time English teacher in 1994. She soon became full time and continued on in MAD until her retirement in 2015. Having taught every grade from K through 12. Mary is a staunch advocate for authentic education and experiential learning.

Presentation Topics

Breakout Session #2: TBD