Marie has been a respected elementary teacher (Grades 1-5, special needs and English Language specialist) in Winnipeg, Canada and Australia for more than 20 years. Her academic background includes: M Ed (Curriculum Development for gifted Students) Pre-Master's Program (Reading Development) and B Ed and B A (Double Honours).In recognition of her work as a teacher, Ms Buisson was nominated for the Lieutenant Governor's Elementary Teacher Award in 2001. Ms Buisson has made a strong and consistent contribution to the educational community as: a Faculty advisor to students at University of Manitoba; School Enrichment Co-ordinator; Divisional Enrichment Team member; English Language Arts Specialist; and, English Language Arts test Development Committee. Ms Buisson has conducted several training sessions for Maple Bear teachers in Brazil. She has worked as a Maple Bear consultant in Korea, assisting with opening of new schools.