Cathy Marek | Dean's Office Advisory Board | Webster University

Advisory Board: Cathy Marek

Cathy MarekCathy Marek received her B.A in Modern Language (French) from Webster in 1971. After teaching French in Webster Groves School District for two years, Cathy earned her Masters degree in Education (Counseling) at St. Louis University in 1975.

 During the course of her 20 year career with the Rockwood School District (St. Louis County), she held positions as a high school, elementary, and middle school counselor. During her 15 years as a middle school counselor, Cathy pioneered programs in career development, anti-bullying, prevention of mental health concerns, and academic support. She was honored as Rockwood Middle School Counselor of the Year in 2007 and as St. Louis Suburban Counselor of the Year in 2008. 

Since her retirement, she has served as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for Voices for Children (St. Louis Family Court). She also serves on the Board of the Springboard to Learning organization which provides learning programs which promote critical thinking, creativity, collaboration and communication skills for the children in the St. Louis area. She currently serves as Co-Chair of the Springboard’s Program Committee.

Cathy is married and lives in St. Louis County with her husband Don Marek. They have two grown children, Angie, an immigration research specialist, and David, a media communications manager. Spending time with her two grandchildren is also a major current focus for Cathy.  

During the last 10 years, Cathy has had the opportunity to travel extensively to countries around the world including:  Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Chile, China, Cambodia, Cuba, France, Germany, Myanmar, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Russia, Turkey, and Vietnam.  She credits Webster with sparking her passion for world travel and study of cultures.

Cathy is thrilled to serve as a consultant to Webster’s newly developed Masters Degree Program in School Counseling. 

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