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

5 key concepts of data science and bi you should know
By: Marie Fincher

December 26, 2017

Every time a consumer accesses the Amazon website, searches for something, and/or makes a purchase, the wheels of data science are churning. Ultimately, you have a “history” with Amazon as do customers who are demographically similar to you. And based upon what these others have purchased, you will be shown these items as well. Read more
Your research paper making it unique
By: Marie Fincher

January 29, 2017

Senior seminar, English 102 research final, final thesis? Sound familiar? Well these are just a few names given to one of the important papers that you will be asked to do on your road to your degree. You do not get to not choose to do them, everyone that is in line for a degree, no matter the type, will eventually be required to do a research paper.Read more
By: Marie Fincher

April 26, 2016

Nobody can imagine life without social networks. People use them not only to create a desired image in the eyes of surroundings, but it also serves as a powerful promotional tool, no matter who you are: an individual owning a little corner shop or a large corporation that exports their expensive products worldwide.Read more
The unrivaled guide cover
By: Marie Fincher

January 14, 2016

Communication is the base for all that happens. Think about it. Teaching and learning, decisions, solutions, laws, relationships – all occur with the realm of communication. Even though we live in a world of texting, email, Twitter, and such, we do still have to communicate effectively. We need to make sure that what we are saying is exactly what we mean to say and that the receivers of our communication understand what we are saying.Read more
Comics th625
By: Marie Fincher

November 11, 2015

Compare your life moments in high school with time spent in college and find yourself in this cool comic-looking infographic.Read more