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Maria Loy

Experience and Interests

Professional Experience

  • Executive Director, Camp HOPE (2023-present)

Fun Facts

Last book you read?

The Astonishing Color of After, by Emily X.R. Pan

Best advice you ever received?

Work hard, do your best and be kind to others.

What did you want to be when you were growing up?

Tornado chaser (anyone remember the movie Twister?)

Favorite Quote?

“I stand on the sacrifices of a million women before me thinking what can I do to make this mountain taller so the women after me can see farther.” – Rupi Kaur

One thing about your school that you are most proud of?

Everyone’s kindness and willingness to work together. Being new, I immediately felt welcomed and supported.

What do you enjoy most about teaching?

Seeing the inner brilliance of all my students. It’s not about me teaching, it’s about me bringing out what they already have inside.

A piece of advice for students in your school?

Always continue to learn and grow. And have fun with it. “Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better” – Maya Angelou

Maria Loy
Associate Lecturer - School of Education


Master's in Social Work (MSW)
University of Denver, 2012

B.S. in Art and Psychology