Facing the mansion are two sets of doors leading into Grace hall. Nestled right between these two sets of doors is a small office filled with objects that show dedication to the process of education.
“I have a deep passion for learning,” margaret Pearse explained. “My flow is in teaching and creating lessons that are innovative, engaging and purposeful.”
Pearse is a new addition to the education department here at Cabrini. She is still very new to the campus but felt right at home.
The best part about being an education teacher is “My students,” Pearse said. She loves to see her students grow as teachers each and every step of the way. currently Pearse also works at Neumann University, where she teaches graduate courses for education.
But here at cabrini she teaches two courses at diff erent times. Totaling four altogether, those courses include math discoveries, which entails math methods in kindergarten through fourth grade, and assessment two, which focuses on special education. She teaches these courses solely to juniors and seniors.
“I came to Cabrini because every time I had a student teacher from Cabrini, I recognized that same passion in them,” Pearse said.
Her own passion is so strong; she loves seeing her students achieve their goals in and out of the classroom. Pearse has always been at her best in the classroom. She feels a sense of purpose when she’s teaching.
One of Pearse’s greatest achievements is being the lead author of the book, “Teaching Numeracy: Nine critical habits to ignite mathematical Thinking.” Her book was published by corwin Press in 2011 and remained in the top five percent on amazon for six months.
“For 15 years of researching and perseverance, I have finally achieved one of my goals and now it is finally finished,” Pearse said. she also coauthored a second book titled “The qualities of a Lifelong Learner,” which is being reviewed by a colleague, Dr. Susan Pierson, assistant professor of education.
“It truly feels amazing,” Pearse said. “I am so proud.” Pearse will be with Cabrini for nine months. she thinks she will be returning to Neumann full-time after her temporary time at Cabrini has come to an end.
Outside of the classroom, Pearse enjoys reading and walking. she enjoys spending time with her family, especially her grandson.
“My passion and mission in life have always been to be the hands and feet of christ in a hurting world,” Pearse said.
Facts Facts about Pearse:
Favorite Singer: Kari Jobe
Favorite Hobby: Spending time with grandson
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Favorite Color: Green
Pet: Goldfish named fish (named by grandson)