Anne-Marie Merle

Anne-Marie Merle is a gifted educator.  She is still teaching us, even through her diagnosis and death from Creuztfeldt-Jakob Disease. This site is dedicated to sharing her story, having others learn from her experience and bringing awareness to this devastating disease.

amm wrote her Masters of Education thesis in 1999 entitled Women’s Journeys to Educational Administrative Positions. The quote that she chose to cite at the beginning of her thesis was:

“All these stories present the knife of insight, the flame of the passionate life, the breath to speak what one knows, the courage to stand what one sees without looking away, the fragrance of the wild soul.”

Estes, C. (1992). Women who run with the wolves: myths and stories of the wild woman archetype. New York: Ballentine Books, 21.

What a perfect quote to begin this site, with the intention that everyone can add and share their stories and ideas about amm.  I’ll just give us a head start…