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Marianne Boyd, M.Ed. has been a professional educator and administrator for several decades in the Philadelphia area.
She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education from Gwynedd Mercy College and her Master of Education Degree from Temple University with a concentration in Gifted, Talented, and Creative Education, for which she earned a University certificate.
Boyd was a doctoral candidate at Widener University, earning her PA Supervisory and Elementary and Secondary Principal Certificates, until she accepted a position as an Elementary Principal in 2003, serving for 13 years.
Throughout her career, Boyd taught nursery school, 6th grade, and 8th grade. She also created and taught a new program for gifted students in grades 3, 4, 5, and 6. At a middle school, she taught gifted students in grades 6, 7, and 8. For nine years, she also served as a teacher and coordinator for a Gifted Support Program in grades K-12 — teaching five-year-olds advanced math in the morning and bioethics to 11th grade students in the afternoon, for example.
Having also taught as an adjunct professor at GMercyU for 10 years, she returned to GMercyU as a full-time Instructor in 2019 and was promoted to Professor of Practice in 2021. She enjoys sharing with her students her three valuable perspectives: that of a parent, a teacher, and an administrator, plus her varied experiences.
At GMercyU, she also currently serves as an advisor to the Education Outreach Club; internal mentor in Griffin Student Leadership Institute (GSLI); member of General Education Committee; and Academic Advising Research Participant.
She has volunteered at Breathing Room Foundation, and she also volunteers for Montgomery County Special Olympics Tennis, and at Touch of Tennis, Jim Holt's summer program for children and adults with disabilities.