Phone: 7032971131


Degrees and Certifications:

Certified Grief Recovery Specialist Communications Award BA degree in Communications, Associate in Journalism

Ms. Mary Beth Marino


My Hometown was Dayton, Ohio;  Moved to Atlanta, GA as an adult and lived there until 2012 then I moved to Leesburg, VA to be near to my son and his family.  Son, Kevin Goff works at USA today in management.  His wife Beth is a Speech Pathologist at Cool Springs Elementary.  They have three children, Ben, Maggie and Joe.  Kevin's older Sister, Karen is deceased from the age of 20.

I attended Mercer University Atlanta, as a non-traditional student. I majored in Journalism and Communications, worked in the Career Counseling/Student Affairs Office and did work study in the Media Department.  Likewise, I received a Communications Award at my graduation ceremony, in 1990.

I come from a family of eight children, 4 boys and 4 girls.  My Father was a Police Captain in Oakwood Ohio and my Mom was a homemaker.

Prior to college, I was fortunate to have a successful career having worked at Fortune 500 Companies, NCR, GA Pacific, IBM. I also worked for 10 years at The Georgia Lottery Corporation as an Executive Assistant to the CEO & VP of Marketing.

I also worked in 3 universities;  Emory University, University of Dayton, and Mercer University.

Finally, my true career was as a Newspaper Contributing Editor/Writer for "The Georgia Bulletin" and working at WXIA 11ALIVE TV as a Producer and Community Coverage of News.  Writing is my passion, and my website which I built is

My retirement job is in Loudoun County Public Schools where I have worked in the Front Office of John Champ; I was also a TA for Study Hall until I was hired at Lightridge High School as a TA in Special Education.  I am very happy to be a part of Lightridge High School. 




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