At the Island Academy, students:
Classes meet Monday through Thursday from 9:00 am until 3:30 pm and Friday 9:00am until 1:30pm.
Boston Massachusetts USA
San Rafael California USA
Providence Rhode Island USA
Dandenong North, Victoria AUS
Mary Ann is one of the founders of The Island Academy. She has her B.A. in Economics and Russian History from the University of Pittsburgh, an M.A. in Education and History from Tufts University, and a C.A.G.S. in Computers in Education from Bridgewater State College. In addition, she held Principal’s and Superintendent’s licenses from Massachusetts.
Mary Ann has taught at all levels including college, worked as a computer software trainer, and owned a private school for ten years in the Boston area.
In addition, she authored a monthly column called Women’s Work in the Business Journal of Southeastern Massachusetts, hosted a weekly television program by the same name, invented and developed the board game, olelo, and has served on numerous philanthropic boards.
She and her husband, Gerry, are parents to three sons, Adam, Nathaniel, and Gabe, and grandparents to Jack and Benjamin.
A native of Hilton Head Island, Mollie holds a B.S. in Anthropology from the College of Charleston, is a certified yoga instructor, and has completed her doula certification through DONA International. She brings her passion for educating children and a strong belief in experiential learning to all her classes.
Her experience in education began when she moved to North Padre Island, Texas, first as a substitute teacher and then as a paraprofessional in an elementary school inclusion class. Returning to Hilton Head Island, she worked for a time at Outside Hilton Hear and then found her way back to education at Sea Pines Montessori School.
Mollie says The Island Academy offers her the ability to share her excitement for teaching with the opportunity to help her students become life-long learners.
She enjoys traveling the world, spending time with her family, and being a perpetual student.
After graduating high school in New Jersey, Lennie moved south to attend the University of South Carolina. While employed as a home remodeler on Hilton Head, he met his future wife Jennifer. Inspired by her educational background, he returned to school to pursue a career in education. Within time, their two sons, Jacob and Ryan, were born.