45 Years Teaching and Still Passionate About Learning
Parramatta Mercy Sister Marie Butcher was recently acknowledged by the Catholic Education Office, Parramatta, for over 25 years of dedicated service in Catholic Education.
In a teaching ministry that has spanned 45 years as a Sister of Mercy, Sr Marie has dedicated her life and ministry to the education of infants and primary school children in numerous schools across metropolitan Sydney. From St Anne's in Bondi Beach to Blacktown, North Parramatta and Quakers Hill, and many places in between, Sr Marie's commitment and enthusiasm have never waned.
Sr Marie has ministered at all levels within the school system as a classroom teacher, Principal and in more intensive work with students who need extra support.
An innovative educator, Sr Marie is always keen to embrace new and emerging approaches to teaching and learning, including technological innovations such as web based learning programs and tablet computers. In her various appointments, Sr Marie has championed innovation and change wherever this will assist students to learn.
Sr Marie's passion for education is not limited to the traditional areas of reading, writing and mathematics, but is holistic in raising student's awareness of issues of social justice, where Mercy and compassion are most needed.
Despite have been in the field of education for over 45 years, Sr Marie is showing no signs of losing her passion or commitment
to the education of children, particularly those who benefit from extra support.