P.O. Box 416

Berrien Springs, MI  49103

Phone (269) 471-4108 

E-mail bpeters@andrews.edu

B. Marie Peters


Position as program director/coordinator/advisor.  To develop programs of success for youth at risk of perpetuating lifestyles of poverty.

Summary of qualifications



*   Educator, 18 years professional experience

*   Possess strong budgeting and financial management skills

*   Willing to network with a variety of service agencies

*   Knowledgeable in areas of the physical, social, economical, and educational needs of low-skilled individuals

*    Innovative and willing to take initiatives in staying abreast of family needs

Professional experience

1985 – 2001 Educator, Benton Harbor Area Schools      Benton Harbor, MI      

1991 (Summer) Piloted Elementary Summer Science Program for the  Kellogg Foundation                                                    Benton Harbor, MI

 1987 (Summer) Private Industry Council (PIC) Employability Skills Instructor                                                                   Benton Harbor, MI

1985 – 1986 Adult Basic Education Instructor              Benton Harbor, MI

 1978 – 1985 Homemaker

 1975 – 1978 Parochial School Teacher                       Pittsburgh, PA




MSA Community and International Development

2001 - Summer 2004      Andrews University               Berrien Springs, MI

AS Business Administration

 2002 – Fall 2004           Lake Michigan College         Benton Harbor, MI


Certificate:  Community and Economic Development

2004 – In progress         Penn State University            University Park, PA


BS Elementary Education

 1969 - 1975      Southern Adventist University             Collegedale, TN


Professional memberships

Continuing Teaching Certificate, State of Michigan

Awards received

Outstanding Teacher Award (Adult Education) 1986

Teacher of the Year Award—Johnson Elementary School 1990

Relevant Courses

Grant Writing

Social Policy

Community Health

Personal, Social, and Career Development

Computer Skills

PowerPoint, HTML, Web Editor, Excel, and Access