Colette Marchesini (aka “Miss Coco”) first came to Maury as a full-time substitute teacher in 2014. She became the Office Administrator in 2016. She loves the challenge of the job, the sense of community at Maury, and most of all—the kids.
Miss Coco is originally from southwestern Pennsylvania and is a diehard Steelers fan. She received her B.A. in Journalism and Political Science from California University of Pennsylvania in California, Pennsylvania. She then moved to D.C. to work for Representative John Murtha (D-PA), and eventually worked for several other offices on the Hill. While working for Rep. Murtha, Miss Coco earned a Master of Arts in Teaching from Trinity University, with a focus on secondary education. Her strong interest in education and experience working in Congress led her to career positions lobbying for community colleges and children’s hospitals for many years.
Miss Coco lives on the Hill, just south of Lincoln Park, with a menagerie of pets. These include her dog Lindsey Vonn, bunny Olive, bird Scamp, and an indoor aquarium and outdoor pond full of fish. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with animals, watching D.C. United games, gardening, and walking around our neighborhood and city.