Marie Cisse was born in Senegal, West Africa, and she is trilingual in French, Spanish, and English. She holds a bachelor's degree and has trained in the High Scope Curriculum, the Socio-Emotional Foundation For Early Learning, and the Creative Curriculum. Before joining the MMS faculty in 2013, Marie had 18 years of experience working in Head Start and also worked at the Urban Day School where she planned and implemented developmentally appropriate activities to promote the children's learning and social skills. She works to engage each child's individual needs and learning styles and enjoys watching children grow into avid and independent learners.
Outside of school, Marie is interested in religious studies and meditation. Additionally, she and her husband are active members of their church where they volunteer at the local soup kitchen. Marie also enjoys traveling and hopes to participate in service trips that will take her to other parts of the world.