Explorations Classes

Marti Mulhern

I have had the pleasure of being a Lower School literacy since 2011.  I teach small groups of first through fourth-graders and also privately tutor students up through middle school.  I graduated twice from the University of New Hampshire in Durham with a B.A. in Psychology and a M.Ed. in Reading.  I am a NH certified reading specialist.

I met teaching colleague Liz Dowd while in graduate school; many common influences have helped shaped our teaching philosophies, which in turn has helped us create a cohesive literacy program.  I first worked in education over twenty-five years ago but then explored several other fields (and raised three boys), before finding my way back to teaching. Some favorite jobs were: aerobics instructor, wedding coordinator, title examiner and a women’s clothing representative. I incorporate diverse experiences into my teaching along with my belief that you should continue to challenge and educate yourself throughout life. I have worked in public schools before finding my “home” at Berwick Academy in 2011. I live in New Hampshire with my husband and sons and my interests are as varied as the books piled on my nightstand. I am passionate about fitness, nutrition, the mind-body connection, traveling, cooking, home renovating and of course, reading!

Serving Maine, The Seacoast of New Hampshire, and the North Shore of Massachusetts

Berwick Academy is Maine's oldest, independent Pre-K through Post Graduate private school. Our community is dynamic, offering challenging academics, competitive athletics, and creative arts programs. Members of the community operate within a context of caring and respect as we pursue our quest for "useful knowledge" as "one school with three divisions." Students and faculty are encouraged to expand their horizons by balancing academics with athletic, dramatic, and musical options.