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Mary has held an elementary and school certification in Alaska since 1989. She has a Masters Degree in Education from the University of Nevada, Reno. She taught in public and private school from 1981-1988, and home schooled her own children from 1989 to 2003. In 2002, Mary completed the qualifications for administration and interpretation of the Woodcock Johnson III Cognitive and Achievement Test. Since that time she has evaluated a wide range of children and advised parents and teachers in special techniques to help children maximize their academic potential.
Mary was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan. From an early age, she dreamed of being a teacher, usually preferring to play "school" rather than "house" with the other children on her block. Shortly after graduating from High School, Mary was married to Brian Trimble, and the couple moved to Reno, Nevada to attend college. Mary and Brian worked their way through college, where Mary earned her Bachelor's of Science in nutrition education and a secondary education certification, while Brian pursued pre-medical studies.

After receiving her degree, Mary taught for two years before going on to graduate studies, while Brian attended medical school. Shortly after Mary received her masters' degree in elementary education with an emphasis on special education, the Trimbles moved with their two toddler children to the Seattle area where Mary taught in the public school system as well as in college while Brian did a neurology residency at the University of Washington.

In 1989, the family moved to Eagle River, Alaska and Mary directed her teaching experience toward home schooling her two boys. For 13 years she was a home school mom staying busy with field trips, music lessons, science clubs, sports clinics, and other home school activities. She was president of the Eagle River Christian Homeschool Association for 12 years, and quickly become an influential figure on the state home schooling scene. Her oldest son, Sean, is dyslexic and is now an attorney in Oregon. Her youngest son, Aaron, has impaired short-term memory and is now a doctor.  Both boys have provided Mary the teaching experience in supporting students to help them overcome learning disabilities.  Working with over 1,000 children, their parents and teachers over the last 8 years has provided Mary the opportunity to see struggling students become successful students.


Phone: 907.696.2578         19430 Upper Skyline Dr. - Eagle River, AK 99577