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Marcia Hughes

Head of School | Administration

"Our care of the child should be governed not by the desire to make him learn things but by the endeavor always to keep burning within him that light which is called intelligence."

Marcia Hughes is a proven leader in the fields of communication, community relations, and development. Her 20-year tenure with the Cedar Rapids Community School District included positions leading project-based learning, volunteer management and 13 years as the District Communications/Community Relations Supervisor, where she was responsible for engaging and communicating to the District’s more than 16,000 students and families. She is a founder of the AMERICA READS: Reading Is Contagious literacy program which annually connects community with classroom to celebrate the joy of reading.

Marcia also has extensive experience in the non-profit community in the areas of development and volunteer service and management. Marcia has the utmost respect for educators and recognizes the importance of Maria Montessori’s philosophy.

"I chose this particular quote because of how clearly it reflects our mission at Cedar Valley Montessori School to work with each child individually to instill a lifelong love of learning," she shared.

Marcia received her Bachelor of Science degree in Communications, with a minor in vocal music performance, from Northwest Missouri State University.