Mary Purnell

Mary PurnellMary Purnell grew up in a little sailing town in Maryland. She is delighted to join the TMS family, where she hopes to ignite a love of literature in others and produce eloquent, commanding writers.

Mary earned her bachelor’s in English with a minor in Spanish from the University of Delaware. She is particularly passionate about developing student composition skills, and has worked as a tutor and writing coach for years. Her enthusiasm for educating is matched only by her joy in learning; in addition to teaching, she is currently pursuing her master’s degree in Spanish Literature through the University of Barcelona.

When she is not at TMS you can find Mary splatter-painting and exploring nature with her bubbly band of preschoolers from Mountain Sprouts, where she directs the Spanish immersion program. Otherwise, she is out enjoying Telluride. She loves to hike really tall things, climb relatively short things, bike on the green trails and ski on the black ones.