After graduating from the Academy of Our Lady of Guam High School, Dr. Jean Marie Tuquero earned her bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from the University of Guam in 1992. Tuquero first teaching job was at Finegayan Elementary from 1993-1997. She has been with the DoDEA since 1997 at Commander William C. McCool Elementary/Middle School.

During her seventeen years of teaching, Tuquero has extended and enriched her teaching background. First with an Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction in Computer Education from the University of Phoenix in 2005, and then with a Doctor of Philosophy in Postsecondary and Adult Education from Capella University in 2010. She strives to collaborate with colleagues at integrating cutting edge instructional technologies into their daily lessons, and is deeply engaged in developing strategies that use technology to impact student achievement through improved instructional practices.

Tuquero investigates hybrid classrooms and environmental literacy, making interconnections between Guam's environment, science curriculum, and technology. In addition, she would like to support the professional learning in her school through the development of professional learning communities.

Tuquero enjoys travelling, swimming, cooking, and working on home improvement projects with her husband, Mark, and son, Brandon.

Jean Marie Tuquero 1st Grade Teacher
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