Mary Jane Guthrie is a 2018-19 Teach Plus Commonwealth Teaching Policy Fellow. Mary Jane teaches 5th grade at the Phineas Bates Elementary School in Boston, Massachusetts. She has previously traveled to Finland and Estonia with a group of Boston Public School educators on a professional development opportunity. Mary Jane earned a BS in Psychology and minor in Education, and an MA in the Art of Teaching from Clark University with a BS in Psychology and minor in Education. She was awarded a tuition-free Masters in the Art of Teaching from the same university due to academic excellence.