Marsha is one of the most animated teachers we’ve ever seen, and we miss her terribly when she leaves us to go back to her home in Connecticut. We always feel a little less energy in the building when Marsha isn’t here with us. She brings enthusiasm, passion and humor to her lessons and she is one of the students’ favorite teachers.
Marsha moved to Florida 15 years ago and makes her winter home in the Bluffs in Jupiter. She and her husband Barry have three adult children: Eric, Joille and Evan; as well as nine grandchildren. We’re sure she keeps her family upbeat and happy whenever they get together. Marsha came to El Sol in 2011 after reading an article in the paper about the job training program and all the nontraditional programs offered at El Sol. She began as an employer desk volunteer, then began teaching life skills to women and has since become an ESOL teacher.
She believes in El Sol’s mission because, as she puts it, El Sol is “helping a population that is in such need and I’m so proud to be a part of this effort and I’m so happy that it is in Jupiter.” She also believes that El Sol is “a little oasis, a safe, friendly place, accepting of everyone. This is a place for the workers to put down their burdens.” Our team at El Sol is lucky and proud to have Marsha with us because we know there are many places where people can follow their passions and volunteer their hours. Marsha notes that the “people who built El Sol have worked hard.” When Marsha isn’t teaching table talk or ESOL at El Sol, she enjoys walking on the beach, reading and spending time with her family.