Thayer Welcomes Ms. Maryann Shafter

To get to know our new faculty and staff a little better, we asked them to answer a few questions in the Proust Questionnaire--the famous questionnaire that Vanity Fair asks celebrities to answer on its back page. Today we introduce Ms. Maryann Shafter, who recently joined the Hale Learning Center at the Middle School. Maryann earned her Bachelor's at Holy Cross and her Master's at Fordham University.

What trait do you most deplore in yourself? The tendency to worry more about the mistakes my kids make rather than appreciate all their strengths.

What trait do you most deplore in others? Dishonesty

What is your current state of mind? A mess. I'm trying to adapt to my kids all being out of the house (at college) for the first time.

What or who is the greatest love of your life? Coach Eric Taylor from Friday Night Lights. And I say this with permission of my husband, who tries very hard to imitate him (at times).

Which talent would you most like to have? Musical ability

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? To never forget a face or someone's name!