mARY aNN rUTHERFORD
As a prevention educator, Mary Ann spends the bulk of her time in our community elementary schools talking to children about body safety. Although many adults become uncomfortable when faced with sharing this conversation with kids, Mary Ann knows the importance and value of having a skill set to do this successfully. She is passionate when it comes to sharing with children the knowledge that they are the boss of their own bodies, and they have the right to express their feelings to a safe and caring adult. Mary Ann’s extensive background (over 27 years!) in the early education classroom has proven her a compassionate and natural communicator that easily captures the imagination and attention of her young audience. When not in the elementary classroom, Mary Ann also spends time with youth serving organizations training adults how to keep the young people in their care safe from abuse.
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