Marion Paterson P’17, ’19

Marion Paterson P'17, '19

Director of Alumnae Relations



B.A., Middlebury College
M.Litt, University of St. Andrews

Marion joined the Development Office in 2014 as Campaign Manager. A 12-year student of the all-girls’ Roland Park Country School in Baltimore, she then graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Middlebury College and then a master’s degree from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. She was then the personal assistant to a conservation architect in Edinburgh, where she met her husband, Guy. Marion lived and worked at the St. Denis and Cranley School, and all-girls’ boarding school in Edinburgh for four years before returning with Guy to the United States. While raising her two daughters here in Simsbury, she managed two businesses from home. Marion held numerous board positions and was then president of the Simsbury Newcomers Club. With both daughters attending Walker’s, she fell in love with the community here and is thrilled to be on campus with them and working for the advancement of the School.

What was it about The Ethel Walker School that made you want to work here?

My daughters were students here and I fell in love with the community. I wanted to be part of connecting the campus community to the wider community locally and globally.

What was your favorite subject when you were in middle or high school? Why?

English, because books can take you anywhere, and make you think about yourself in relationship to the world.

What is your favorite Walker’s tradition?

Memorial Chapel – a reflective moment that brings us all together and makes us aware of how wide-reaching our community is.

If you were to give advice to an incoming Walker’s student, what would it be?

Enjoy all of your opportunities to try new things in a safe, supportive environment.

What advice would you give to a graduating Walker’s senior?

You are joining a community of over 4,000 Walker’s alumnae who can’t wait to connect with you!

Please list any fellowships, awards, or distinctions you have earned during your career:
  • Conference presenter at CASE District 1, 2019
What is your favorite thing to do in your free time?

Ride my bike, cook and read.

What is the most rewarding part about working at Walker’s?

Constantly being amazed and inspired by the students, the faculty and the alumnae.