Mara is a graduate of Brandeis University where she earned her B.A. in education studies, psychology, and early childhood education. When exploring career options consonant with her interest in early childhood education, Mara’s three cousins who keep good memories of their time as students at Green Hedges encouraged her to consider working at Green Hedges. Once she got to know Green Hedges better, she realized she had found the right place. As Ms. Siegman explains, “I was glad to find a school that has a close-knit community and a familial feel, and where traditions are valued.” With that in mind, Ms. Siegman moved from Boston, MA, in order to teach at Green Hedges.