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Marissa J. Hartwig, Author at

Marissa J. Hartwig

Marissa is an educator, an author, a Reiki master, and a peace seeker. She has been an early childhood educator for 18 years, and also trains and mentors teachers. Believing that dance mirrors life, she wrote her memoir entitled "Life Is A Dance: Reflections on Defining My Truth", infusing it with her poetry. She also edited and published her father's autobiography, "The Mountain and the Metropolis". Marissa received a grant from AMS (American Montessori Society) to establish peace education through a "Healing Garden" for the child victims of typhoon Haiyan in Iloilo, Philippines. That experience has inspired her to help cultivate peace through what she refers to as "the healing art of teaching." Marissa presents in workshops and seminars on education, addressing and focusing on nurturing the spirit of the child.

Posts By Marissa J. Hartwig

Haiyan Child Victims Find Comfort in Garden

In the summer of 2014, I was given the opportunity to experience a life-altering event. Thanks to a grant from the American Montessori Society’s (AMS) Peace Committee and the help of family, friends, and a local government, I was fortunate to serve the child victims of super typhoon Haiyan that (more…)Read More