Marie J. Fincher

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Marie Fincher

Marie Fincher likes to describe herself as a “grounded” free spirit – someone with a right-brained view of the world but with enough practicality to have a more traditional vocation as a primary teacher. She blames her “practical” side on her parents – a physician father and a secondary school teacher mother.

Born and raised in Brisbane, Australia, Marie attended the University of Queensland where she majored in primary education and art. During those college years, she developed a love of travel and photography, and even today, she covets the school vacation times, so that she can explore off-beat locations in other countries, camera in hand. One of her most recent projects involved a two-week sojourn to Vietnam where she interviewed rural villagers, fishermen, tradesmen, and urban business entrepreneurs and professionals, capturing the wide variety of life in this country with her write-ups and photography.

As a Year 4 primary teacher, Marie brings her free-spirit into the classroom, and her children may study physics by flying paper airplanes through the halls of the school or arrive at the Headmaster’s office with a boxful of handwritten notes and artwork, telling him things they like about their school.

Among her other passions, Marie is committed to a number of charitable causes – all centered around children – and she volunteers hours of free time donating her services and her photography skills at special events, especially those that involve handicapped children. Among her other volunteer activities is giving art lessons to children who are hospitalized for cancer treatment.

Marie is not sure where her “right-brained gene” came from, but she promotes it every chance she gets. Her next adventure? She is torn between an African safari in Kenya and a diving expedition to explore the coral reefs around Okinawa. Since she has already purchased underwater camera equipment, it appears the coral reefs will be “calling” her first. 

My Articles

By: Marie Fincher

September 09, 2015

Why is it that several equally qualified candidates can interview for a job, but only one or two will make to the second or interview or be offered a job? Clearly each candidate had a resume or CV that warranted a callback. Therefore, it must be the interview that is causing people to be culled. Read more
By: Marie Fincher

August 13, 2015

If you are an incoming freshman ready to begin your first year living in the dorms, you are probably anticipating a big shopping trip to purchase the items that you need. What an exciting time! You’ll enjoy selecting items that will turn your dorm room into a fun and functional living space. Here is the hard part.Read more
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By: Marie Fincher

August 07, 2015

For some college students having a job is what allows them to have an active social life. For other college students, having a job is even more important. These students rely on the income that they earn to meet their basic living expenses. The problem is that good jobs for college students are not always easy to come by.Read more
By: Marie Fincher

July 30, 2015

Do you feel as if you simply aren’t accomplishing what you need to each day? Are constantly late, running behind on assignments, or staying up all night to get anything done? If so, you might have a productivity problem. Read more
By: Marie Fincher

July 29, 2015

It can be difficult to discern the difference between a letter of motivation and a cover letter. To be honest, sometimes both documents are used in the same way and the only difference is that somebody has introduced a new word to make the same thing appear to be different. Read more