Dr Marie can record a long and varied career in education in Seychelles. She started as a middle primary teacher prior, having obtained a qualification in Teacher Education (Middle Primary) from Seychelles Polytechnic. Following that, she undertook a longer spell as a secondary school teacher, after which she was employed as a lecturer in teacher training at the National Institute of Education. In her teacher training role she specialised in English language but also taught a wide range of teaching skills and methodologies.
Dr Marie's first degree was a Bachelor of Education in English from the University of Sussex, UK. Later in her career she obtained an MBA in Educational Leadership for the University of Lincoln, UK, and then, in 2012, a PhD from the University of Warwick, also in the UK.
She joined UniSey as Head of Programme for Secondary Education and Professional Development Coordinator in the then School of Education. Her leadership abilities were soon recognized and she was duly promoted to the post of Dean.
As Dean of the Faculty of Science & Humanities, Sherley's responsibilities ranged widely from the activities of a Confucius classroom to an exchange scheme with a university in northern Sweden, not to mention the core business of delivering undergraduate programmes. She was also a member of UniSey’s Executive and played an important role in cross-university management decisions and in fostering good relations with partner organisations.
Dr Marie has recently stepped down from her position as Dean of the Faculty of Science & Humanities and she is currently occupying the post of Senior Lecturer within that same Faculty.
Dr Marie is well known in Seychelles as a skilled and experienced educator and has research interests in curriculum development, teacher education, leadership and management, quality issues and management in higher education.