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Center for Character and Citizenship

Mary Anne Hoppe is the Associate Director of the Leadership Academy in Character Education in the College of Education, University of Missouri St. Louis, and a Project Development Specialist for the vLACE project. Mary Anne is a veteran urban educator, having retired from the St. Louis Public Schools after 36 years of service. During those years, she taught elementary and middle school and was a school counselor at the elementary, middle and high school levels. She spent the majority of her career as the Assistant Principal of McKinley Classical Junior Academy, a magnet middle school for gifted students.

Mary Anne has also taught graduate level courses for Maryville University and at the undergraduate level for St. Louis Community College at Meramec. Mary Anne obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education at Harris Teacher’s College in St. Louis (Now Harris Stowe State University). She holds a Master’s Degree in Education – Counseling from the University of Missouri-St. Louis and the Principal’s Certificate for Missouri. She is currently enrolled in the Doctoral Program at UMSL in Educational Psychology.

Mary Anne is the co-author of Character Education and Gifted Children, in High Ability Studies, December 2009. She works with Dr. Marvin Berkowitz in the Center for Character and Citizenship and is involved in teacher and leadership training. She provides presentations on character education, gifted education, leadership, and human relations, and is on the content development team of Project Wisdom, a Character Education curriculum. Mary Anne is married to Bill Hoppe and they have two daughters: Helena is a kindergarten teacher, and Sarah is a veterinarian and married to Matt Mueller. Sarah and Matt are the parents of Mary Anne’s adored granddaughter, Amelia Jane

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