Meet Marie Eddison

"My experience at Wildwood is the reason I'm a teacher." Marie says. A member of Wildwood's first 8th grade class, Marie says, "It was a magical time for me. I loved watching my young teachers build a community not just around knowledge but also around passion. Her Wildwood teachers also encouraged her personal aspirations. Today, she does most of her singing in the car, but throughout high school, Marie sang in the Holman United Methodist Church gospel choir.

After Wildwood, Marie chose Earlham College, a small Quaker liberal arts school in Indiana. The summer following her freshman year, she interned at CityLife Downtown Charter School in Los Angeles. "The students there were sweet and passionate." she says.

Most striking to Marie was how much they all valued education. "It made the idea of teaching come alive."

Marie went on to earn a Master of Arts in teaching from Brown University in Rhode Island. She is now a member of the faculty at a small residential high school in New England specializing in individualized instruction for students with learning disabilities.

Her teaching practice draws on what Marie considers one of the most important benefits of her own Wildwood education: finding the right strategies.

"My own teachers helped me where I was struggling, and that taught me about differentiated learning. Honoring those differences is built into the curriculum at Wildwood. It's really valuable," Marie says. "If you want to feel as though you are safe to confront the project of learning, Wildwood is the best place to be."

Wildwood School Alumni Class of 2005, Marie Eddison

Class of 2005 + Choir Singer + Walker + Fiction Lover + Educator + Wildwood Pioneer

K–12th grades, authentically progressive since 1971.

Elementary School

12201 Washington Place
Los AngelesCA 90066
(310) 397-3134

Middle and Upper School

11811 Olympic Boulevard
Los AngelesCA 90064
(310) 478-7189

Nondiscriminatory Policy as to Students
Wildwood School policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, sex, gender identity, religion, marital status, registered domestic partner consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local law or ordinance or regulation. Wildwood School also prohibits unlawful discrimination based on the perception that anyone has any of those characteristics or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics. All such discrimination is unlawful.

The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the School’s non-discrimination policies, including its Title IX policy:

Alberto Duarte
Karen Dye
Director of Human Resources
Director of Equity and Inclusion
(310) 806-4531    
(310) 806-4505

Wildwood School
11811 Olympic Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90064
12201 Washington Place, Los Angeles, CA 90066

For assistance related to Title IX or other civil rights laws, please contact OCR at or 800-421-3481.
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