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Mrs. Mary Carbone
Location(s) Thornton Academy Upper School
Teaching: Leave of absence, 2015-16
Mrs. Carbone began teaching at Thornton Academy in 2011-12.Mrs. Carbone grew up in Tempe, Arizona. She received her Bachelor of Science in Molecular and Cellular Biology from the University of Arizona and her Master of Arts in Secondary Science Education from The City University of New York. Mrs. Carbone began her teaching career at a public high school in Harlem, New York City, where she taught a variety of science courses. Additionally, she worked as a Research Assistant developing effective assessment tools for use in biology courses. She also collaborated with the Gateway Institute for Pre-College Education designing curriculum for high school students interested in medical careers. After teaching for three years in New York City she and her husband joined the Peace Corps in February 2008. For the next two years, she lived and worked in the Andes of Ecuador coordinating environmental education programs, organizing school garden projects, and serving as the English Language Teacher for a local elementary school. Upon her return from Ecuador, she spent the summer working as a Wildlife Biologist studying the effects of climate change on the nesting habits of migratory shorebirds and waterfowl on the Yukon Delta of Alaska. Mrs. Carbone has also received certification as a Wilderness EMT and served as a Bilingual Medical Volunteer in the Sonoran Desert of Arizona and Mexico.