Mary Stankey

/Mary Stankey

Mary Stankey

Board Secretary

Mary Stankey is a Greenwood Tree Cooperative (GWT) parent. For the past 2 years she has worked as a classroom assistant.  Her daughter has attended Greenwood Tree for five years and is currently in the Eaglets class. She grew up in Yakima, WA and is the third of seven children.  She was homeschooled from fifth grade on.  Mary has a Bachelors of Science from Southern Oregon University in Chemistry with a focus on Biochemistry.  Her background is in Biological Aerosol Research but after a car accident and plummeting health, Mary's main focus for the last 10 years has been in Natural Healing.  She was an active Wellness Consultant for 1 year prior to her daughter's birth and is still passionate about sharing her holistic approach to continued healing and well-being. Finding the GWT community has been life changing and she is excited and honored to be part of such a heart centered cooperative where love and respect for self and others is practiced.  Combined with homeschool, GWT offers the best learning experience for her daughter without the stresses of unnecessary testing or the “cookie cutter/one fits all” learning style provided in public schools.  Mary has been practicing and teaching ancient food preparation methods and has also been helping organize the adult education classes at GWT.  She dreams of one day returning to school to become a Doctor, Compound Pharmacist or getting a Ph.D. in Genetics or Biochemistry.  In her spare time, she enjoys being in the company of friends and family, gardening, cooking, reading and genealogy.