Marie Hague received her B.A. in Botany from Connecticut College, New London, CT. She also earned a Ph.D. in Plant Molecular Biology from The University of California, Davis, CA. After two years of post doctoral research, she became an Assistant Professor at Morgan State University where she taught Ecology and Biology courses with labs. After that, she joined the Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics at The University of Maryland where, for several years, she taught Plant Biology courses, developed course curriculum, and managed labs. She has published a plant biology laboratory manual and has published research papers in peer reviewed scientific journals. In the classroom, Marie enjoys encouraging students to learn new concepts by involving them in exercises and activities geared to make them think in a way that builds upon their own knowledge base. She loves the way biology reflects the order and structure of God’s creation and seeks to foster that love in her students.
Happily married for 28 years, Marie and her husband homeschooled their two kids since second grade and Kindergarten. Their son is currently a sophomore at Berry College in Rome, GA, and their daughter is an 11th grader at MAS. Marie believes in the value of enjoying education and has instilled a similar appreciation in her kids and students that she has taught over the years. She and her family are longtime members of Johnson Ferry Baptist Church in Marietta, GA.
Marie strives to establish a Christ-centered atmosphere through daily conversations about the spiritual motivations for words, thoughts, and actions. She believes that each person has been uniquely created by God and therefore has individual capabilities and interests.