Maureen grew up in La Conner and graduated from La Conner High School.  She worked summers in Skagit farm fields.   She attended the University of Washington and has degrees from: Western Washington University – B. A. in English and Speech and an M.A. in School Counseling.  She later earned her Principal Credentials from Gonzaga University.


Maureen served for many years in a variety of capacities with the La Conner School District. She taught in the elementary and middle school and then became a high school teacher for English, humanities and leadership.  From there she became the district's K-12 counselor, and then middle school principal, also teaching Speech and Drama. 


After officially retiring from the district, she took the position of Planning Director for the Northwest Technical and Career Academy located on the Skagit Valley College campus.  She reported to the seven Superintendents of Schools in Skagit Valley. (!!!!)


Twenty years ago, Maureen gathered a group of women in Maple Hall to start the process of forming Soroptimist International of La Conner (SILC), at the encouragement of a fellow school counselor from Burlington-Edison. The new SILC was sponsored by the B-E Soroptimists. Today the organization is going strong with more than 50 members. 


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