Mary served the Rutland City Public Schools from 1996 through 2018, first as Assistant Superintendent and, from March 2000, as Superintendent of Education. She has a long history in public education and has served on various education and community boards and projects, including the New England Association of Schools & Colleges, the Vermont High School Task Force, the Vermont Superintendents Association, the American Association of School Administrators Executive Committee, and the Rutland Regional Medical Center. Currently, she serves on the Rutland City Public Schools Foundation, Project VISION, Advance Vermont, and the Vermont PBS Board of Directors. Students at RHS describe Mary as a real Bostonian with a wicked accent and still boast that she played basketball and tennis at Boston College "back in the day." Mary remains an avid Red Sox Fan.