Marcia Wimer Rodenbaugh was inspired to pursue education by her mother, who was a kindergarten teacher. Since childhood, Ms. Rodenbaugh enjoyed teaching others and helping her mother in the classroom, emanating a natural proclivity for academia. After earning a Bachelor of Education in 1964, she began serving as a teacher in the North Hills School District in Pittsburgh, holding the role for five years. From there, she began her longstanding tenure as a teacher in the Central Bucks School District in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, educating elementary school children for 32 years until her retirement in 2001.
Most proud of her involvement in elementary education, Ms. Rodenbaugh is also an accomplished author, having written a set of six books titled “Marci Books” between 1983 and 1999. In addition, she was a frequent presenter in the field and is a past fellow of the Pennsylvania Writing Project at West Chester University in 1990.
Locally involved as well, Ms. Rodenbaugh has dedicated her time to her community in several capacities. She has tutored refugee families from Myanmar and volunteered with various coalitions to shelter and support the homeless. From 2015 to 2017, she was also a deacon at the Doylestown Presbyterian Church, having also volunteered with Meals on Wheels of Central Bucks County. Further, she is a past president of the Maple Leaf Day Care Center Board, the Wesley College Parents Association and the Chestnut Grove Condo Association, where she still sits on their board of directors. A local judge of “History Day” at Ursinus College, she has been the secretary of the Doylestown Friends of the Bucks County Library for 10 years.
Born in Pittsburgh, Ms. Rodenbaugh currently resides in Doylestown. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, sailing, writing, playing the piano and singing in her church choir. Looking toward the future, she intends to continue enjoying her retirement.
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