Mary Bailey

Mary Bailey, Director / Instructor

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Ph.D., English, Brandeis University

M.A., English and Women’s Studies, Brandeis University

B.A., English, summa cum laude, University of Massachusetts at Boston

In her student days, Mary was fortunate to work with writers Frank Bidart, Mary Baine Campbell, Martha Collins, Louise Gluck,  Allen Grossman, Lynda Hull, Lloyd Schwartz, Geoffrey Wolff and others.   Her poems and essays have appeared in such publications as Field,  Southern Poetry ReviewPoetry EastThe Boston PhoenixCollege English, The Worcester Review and the anthology Who Are the Rich?

In later years, Mary enjoyed teaching English composition, creative writing, and literature courses at such schools as Brandeis University, The University of Southern Maine, and New Hampshire College, as well as writing classes in several Adult Education programs.   She also worked with elementary, middle and high school students as a substitute teacher in public schools and, more recently, in classes she designs and teaches for children in her local Bay Area homeschooling community.  With the Chase Hill School, Mary now enjoys bringing her expertise and student-centered teaching style to students of all genres and all levels, wherever they happen to be.