Marcia Braun

Class of 1963

Marcia Braun grew up on Strawberry Hill and was the first in her family to graduate from college. After Donnelly, Marcia attended the University of Kansas, graduating in 1965 with a degree in French, inspired by Sister Jerome, her French teacher at Donnelly. She earned her MSEd/TESOL from the University of Miami in 1992. After raising two children, Marcia taught ESOL part-time. Later, she was hired by the Miami-Dade County Public School System where she taught ESOL to high school students for 24 years.

“Donnelly was the bridge - to keep me going in my education. I am convinced it was the bridge, a soul-touching bridge, that was responsible for my becoming a teacher - a choice of which I am very proud and one that I have never regretted.” 

Marica Braun was inducted in 2013.