Ann Marie Farrell

Ann Marie has been teaching young children for 25 years. A strong believer in human rights and
equal opportunity for all people, Ann Marie’s students learn the need to accept differences and
appreciate diversity. They also learn the importance of always treating others respectfully. Her
classes have participated in many BoPH initiatives including international pen pal exchanges,
collaborative video projects, and Skype teleconferences. Global Awareness and Social Justice
are cornerstones in Ann Marie’s educational philosophy and she practices what she teaches.
She has visited many countries around the world, done volunteer work in Ecuador, and is an
active community member at home. Ann Marie was a founding member of Bridges of Peace
and Hope and helped coordinate several US Tours by the South African Zulu ensemble Thula
Sizwe. She loves reading, singing, gardening, dancing, traveling and above all her family and
friends. Ann Marie is a mother of five adult children and is soon to become a grandmother.