English teacher Mary Ellen Quint has been with Alpha Omega Academy since its inception. She began working at Alpha Omega Publications in 1978 as part of the team that developed the original LIFEPAC curriculum. Since then she has been involved with a variety of projects, including the development of Alpha Omega Academy’s online distance learning program in the late 1990’s.
Today Quint teaches high school English courses at Alpha Omega Academy. She holds a Ph. D in English literature with an emphasis in medieval and renaissance studies and has taught at all levels from primary through graduate school. However, since the academy introduced online courses in the late 1990’s, she has worked exclusively with AOA students.
“I always enjoy seeing a student ‘click’ when a concept finally makes sense to him or her,” Quint said. “I’ve had several such experiences over the years. Any time students have a break through or succeed where before they’ve had a problem is very fulfilling.”
Born and raised in Kenosha, Wisconsin, at a time before technology dominated lives, Quint recalls spending time outdoors, enjoying the company of friends and family, and creating projects and games during her childhood. Today she spends most of her time teaching and enjoying her role as a grandmother. Her weekends often consist of attending league soccer games to watch her grandchildren play.
In her free time, Quint enjoys reading, experimenting with different cuisines, and walking in the mountains or other quiet, remote locations. Faith is also an integral part of her life.
“Walking always in the footsteps of Jesus and doing the Father’s will as He did is the model and goal toward which I move,” Quint said.
She has several favorite Bible passages, including John’s gospel and letters. If she could travel anywhere in the world, Quint would go to Europe to see the medieval cathedrals and monasteries that influenced the development of Christianity.