Colette Marchesini, a.k.a. “Miss Coco,” first came to Maury as a full-time substitute teacher. Originally from southwestern Pennsylvania, she moved to Washington to work for Representative John Murtha (D-PA), and eventually worked for several other offices on the Hill. While working for Rep. Murtha, Miss Coco earned a Master of Arts in Teaching from Trinity University, with a focus on secondary education. Her strong interest in education and experience working in Congress led her to career positions lobbying for community colleges and children’s hospitals.
In 2014, Miss Coco decided to pursue elementary education full time, and began working as a substitute teacher; she became the Office Administrator at Maury in 2016. She loves the challenge of the job, the sense of community at Maury, and most of all—the kids!
Miss Coco lives close by, just on the other side of Lincoln Park, with a menagerie of pets including her dog Lindsey Vonn, bunny Olive, bird Scamp, and an indoor aquarium and outdoor pond full of fish.