Mara Destino


maraMara Destino

Lead Teacher

Education: University of Rhode Island, B.A.; Wheelock College, M.Ed.

Mara, too, was recruited from an elite talent pool: former Cape Ann Preschool Parents. She began working at the school as a substitute in 2000, and as a teacher in 2012, and has taught preschool, pre-kindergarten and kindergarten since 1990. Her degree in Elementary Education and her Master’s Degree in Early Childhood (with a concentration in Special Needs) make her uniquely qualified to usher Cape Ann Preschool’s pre-K students into their first year of kindergarten. Mara loved the feeling and experience that Cape Ann Preschool provided her own children:

““I was thrilled to join the staff at Cape Ann Preschool and continue working with my favorite age group: Pre-Kindergarten. My background experience, combined with the small class sizes and the pupil-teacher ratio makes it easy to support children and their families in their early years of education.””

Mara is originally from Rhode Island and now lives in Gloucester with her husband, Alex, her two daughters, Tess and Maggie, and her son, Tucker.