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Marion Aretha Borden-Davis
First Grade Teacher

I would like to introduce myself to you and let you know a little about who I am and my role in your child’s classroom. My name is Marion “Aretha” Borden-Davis and I am excited about teaching 1st grade and what this year has in store.

I was born and raised in Nova Scotia, Canada and relocated to the United States of America in July 1999. In 2003, I became an American citizen in which I enjoy the pleasure of having Dual Citzenship.

My professional degrees consist of a Bachelor of Arts (Sociology) and a Master of Divinity from Acadia University, a Bachelor of Education from the University of Windsor, and a Master in the Art of Teaching from Marygrove College.

I have been at George Washington Carver Academy since July 2000. I have served as a Lead Teacher and a Mentor for several years. I have served as a Kindergarten teacher, Math Specialist (K-5) and spent most of my years as a First grade teacher. I enjoy teaching and having the opportunity to assist students in their initial years of learning.

I have been an educator since July 1994 beginning my career with the Nova Scotia Department of Education as a Life Skills Module Developer for Community Colleges and Private Trade Schools. I then transferred to the Black Learners Advisory Committee and the Black Educators Association of Nova Scotia as a Regional Educator for five years monitoring and supporting families in 80+ schools.

When I am not at GWCA I enjoy spending time with my husband and two daughters. On the weekends you can find me providing tutoring, consulting and monitoring of a Saturday tutoring program at my church, chairing the World and Community Outreach Committee, working in the nursery, coordinating and instructing liturgical dance, and serving as Youth Advisor.

My hobbies are gardening, decorating, travelling, reading, cooking, photography, and watching movies.

The most valuable lesson I like to share with my students is to work hard, read everyday, and be honest.

I look forward to working together with the families of my students to ensure academic and social success.

If you have any questions or concerns, I can be reached at GWCA by telephone at 313-865-6024 ext. 108 or by email at

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