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Dr. Mary Higgins earned her B.S. in Elementary Education from Messiah College, her M.Ed. in Instructional Accommodations from Francis Marion University, and her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from The Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Higgins started her teaching career as a third-grade teacher in South Carolina and transitioned into an instructional coaching role. During her doctoral studies, she conducted research, co-taught elementary education courses, and supervised student teachers in the nationally recognized Penn State-State College Area School District Professional Development School. After completing her doctoral work, she joined the Department of Teaching and Learning at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs as a senior professional research assistant, inclusion coach, and adjunct instructor. Most recently, she served as an assistant principal at a public K-8 charter school in Aurora, Colorado. With her interest in creating sustainable and socially-just community partnerships, Dr. Higgins hopes to continue growing her leadership and service as a member of the MCE community.