Bogart, Mary

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Mary Bogart

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Teaching is my second career.  After spending 20 years in the business world, working for companies such as Avon and Disney, I returned to my hometown of Sturgis.  I took a long term sub job in the fall of 2001, then another and realized that although I had a degree in elementary education, my thing was really teaching high school.  I went back to school to gain my secondary certification and the rest is history. 

I currently team teach English 11 with Stephanie Harker Schau and my sister, Lynn Brand.  We love sharing students and feel that the system we have created works well for us, but most of all, it benefits students.  I also teach an elective course, Reflections on War, and am the yearbook advisor.  

I graduated from the University of Michigan in 1977 (Go Blue) with a degree in Psychology and Education and continued my education at Western Michigan University.  Upon leaving MIchigan, I entered the business world where I worked for companies such as Avon and Disney, as well as varied smaller companies, as a design and product development director.  My job took my to 15 countries and I literally traveled around the world twice.  I feel very fortunate to have had two careers I love and hope to teach for more years to come.