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Marjorie Dougherty

Faculty Information
Department(s) Administration, English, Teachers, Upper School
Title(s) Upper School Assistant Principal of Academics, Honors English II
Contact Information
Degree(s) B.A. English Education, University of Delaware 1990
M.Ed. Instructional Leadership and Instruction, Wilmington University 1994
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Prior to coming to Bullis, I taught high school English for 24 years. Starting in Delaware public schools, I then moved overseas and taught in international schools in Berlin, Germany and Abu Dhabi, UAE. After returning to the U.S., I taught at Canterbury School in Fort Myers, Florida where I eventually became the upper school director. I also coached track for 18 years and was fortunate to lead two teams to win state championships in Delaware.

Financial challenges at Canterbury and my desire to be in closer proximity to my family led me to look for a position in the Mid-Atlantic area. Bullis affords me the opportunity to grow as a professional and work with a supportive team that has the common goal of providing our students with a unique and rewarding educational experience. Bullis is forward-thinking and dynamic. It values differences and encourages students to find their personal strengths while being willing to fail during that exploration.

Students must be active participants in their own learning. They have to learn to formulate meaningful questions and to use valid resources to find answers. My job is to help them develop those skills by asking probing questions and guiding them to use text and other materials to respond thoughtfully. The beauty of interpreting literature is that there are no wrong answers, only poorly supported ones. Students who engage with the text using close reading skills will be able to comprehend a story or poem both literally and figuratively. Consequently, they can make meaningful connections between the literature and their own lives as well as the world around them.

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