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!
Berwick Academy, situated on an 80-acre campus just over one hour north of Boston, serves 600 students, Pre-Kindergarten through grade 12, from Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine. Deeply committed to its mission of promoting virtue and useful knowledge, Berwick Academy empowers students to be creative and bold. Berwick strives to graduate alumni who shape their own learning, take risks, ask thoughtful questions, and come to understand and celebrate their authentic selves. Founded in 1791 and rooted in a tradition of college preparation, our culture of innovation prepares students for a complex and dynamic world.