M.A., Ohio State University
B.A., University of Notre Dame
Dr. Margee Husemann is the Upper School English Teacher and DEIB Coordinator for the Upper School and joined CDS in 2017 with more than 20 years of experience teaching at the college level. She received her Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina in 2003, having received her MA from Ohio State University and an undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame.
Get to know Margee Husemann:
What books and authors inspire you, your curriculum, and your classroom? "Although it may not seem like a natural choice for influencing pedagogy, Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte is a book I find immensely inspiring for teaching. As a literary text, it offers itself up to nearly endless readings and interpretations. As a guide to education, it reminds us, through the depictions of the teachers at Lowood Academy and Jane's work as a governess, that the best teaching comes when there is an authentic connection between student and teacher. True learning is fostered in an environment of compassion and enthusiasm."
What personal passion brings balance to your life? "Running and hiking are two of my personal passions that bring balance to my life. The time outside alone or with friends gives me the opportunity to process my day, to connect with nature and my community, and to get informed about the world. Ultimately, they make me stronger in mind, body, and spirit."
What are your favorite quotes about education, mentorship, children, and/or learning?
"I like when a teacher gives you something to take home to think about other than homework." - Lily Tomlin
"What we know matters, but who we are matters more." - Brene Brown