About me …

Joshua Tree
photo by Duane Gallagher

My name is Dr. Tracy Marrs. I received my doctorate in Mythological Studies with an emphasis in Depth Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute in September 2021 after 8 long years in the myth program. My dissertation is titled “Transformational Literacy in Education.”

Mandalas in the Mountains – May 2022

My family and I live in the mountains and enjoy the small town atmosphere of mountain life.

Currently, I do workshops, tutoring, subbing, guest speaking, and try to get the most out of this beautiful life I am grateful to live. I love to learn, to create, and to share the knowledge I have gained with others.

My past work experiences include photo editing at The Press Enterprise, teaching junior high and high school students at Noli Indian School, and at San Bernardino Valley College teaching students how to read at a college level. I’ve also taught education courses at University of Redlands and sub for Bear Valley and Yucaipa. Reading is my passion, but education is my calling. Even when I don’t mean to, I end up sounding like a teacher.

The goal for my dissertation was to create a curriculum that would teach college students how to read more meaningfully to increase reading comprehension and also to improve their personal academic skills for success in college. My current emphasis is creating learning experiences that incorporate core knowledge, sociology-emotional needs, creation, and fun.

A few years ago, I began a little side project called Storytellers. In September 2016, I hosted a retreat at Camp de Benneville with my friends, Sally June, Kathy Jaffe, and Julia Sophia Paegle. Since then, I tried to do workshops when life and the dissertation weren’t keeping me occupied. Now that I’m done with my PhD. I can return my energy to sharing what I learned with others and in that way do my part to tend the world’s soul (a part of the motto for my school). I hope we can meet and talk about myths, meaning, and life in general. People and their stories are my inspiration and sharing my stories and knowledge is my passion.

It hasn’t always been easy, but I love the life I live and especially the people in it.

You can also find me on facebook – Tracy Marrs and Storytellers retreats:)

My son is on YouTube – Steven and Levi (I just wanted to mention his site).

2 thoughts on “About me …

  1. Just found your lovely blog. Is there a sign up form to be on your mailing list that I missed?
    Remind me to connect you with my dear friend and fellow Pacifica graduate, Ann Buxie, who like you started a storytelling group. Hers is called’ Tales By The Sea’ in Malibu. Have you heard of it?
    Xo Thea

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  2. Hey Thea – I thought there was a ‘Follow’ button but not sure :/ I’ll look into it.
    Haven’t heard about Ann’s group but it sounds very interesting. Wishing you the best.
    XOXO 🙂
    Tracy

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