Marynn Dause teaches English for 7th and 8th grade. She graduated with her B.A. and M.A.Ed. from the College of William and Mary. She is a National Board Certified Teacher and serves as Past President of the Virginia Association of Teachers of English; prior to that she served five years on the advisory board for the Virginia Student Councils’ Association. She has taught middle and high school students at all levels in Virginia for ten years. She has also worked as a professional developer, tutor, and university supervisor. She currently studies as a doctoral student at the University of Virginia’s School of Education and Human Development and is over the moon about teaching at Field School. Marynn has a cat named Emily Dickinson and a rescued Basenji named Slipper. She is married to the wonderful Stephen Dause. Their son Xavier came home to stay in 2016. On the weekends, Marynn enjoys gardening, hiking, kayaking, knitting, and sipping espresso.