Mary-Anne Neal, M. Ed.
E-mail: maryanne [dot] 1neal [at] royalroads [dot] ca
Mary-Anne’s background includes such varied accomplishments as launching and running a successful advertising agency, living in a remote First Nations community north of the Arctic Circle, researching educational institutions in the United Arab Emirates and conducting professional development workshops for teachers in Africa and Vietnam. With the BC Ministry of Education, she was responsible for a variety of initiatives that brought partner groups together to support student achievement. She has delivered keynote addresses and presentations to more than 5,000 people in BC, Australia and Kenya.
Mary-Anne’s writing has been published in newspapers, magazines and educational periodicals. She is currently a member of the Royal Roads Research Ethics Board, Education Beyond Borders, the ACTRA Writers’ Guild and the ACTRA Performers’ Guild. During her career, she has earned awards for excellence in teaching, public speaking, sales and customer service.
Mary-Anne is also an active community contributor, coaching sports, serving charitable organizations and raising awareness of global issues.