Miss Mari is a life-long resident of Arlington, VA and has worked with children since the age of 16. Miss Mari is currently completing her Bachelor of Education (B.ED) in Special Education at Liberty University. She is passionate about applying her teaching experience to build exciting and innovative lessons, academic and art projects, creating a unique and well-rounded After School Program. She fosters a learning environment using creative activities to keep the kids focused, energetic, and enthusiastic about learning. When she’s not working at Pentagon MMA, Miss Mari takes Muay Thai and Women’s Kickboxing classes at Pentagon MMA and has been training for 5 years. As a key member of our After School Program and Camp staff, she works hard every day to make sure our children get the attention and care they need.