Mary Guese graduated from John R. Mott High School in Postville, Iowa, in 2001. In 2005, she earned her B.A. in Education from Luther College. From 2005 to 2007, she was a substitute teacher at several schools in Northeast Iowa. In 2007, she began teaching at Cora B. Darling Elementary in Postville, Iowa. Mary earned her M.S. in Education from Walden University in 2013. She currently teaches Kindergarten ESL, and is also the K-6 ESL Instructional Coach. Mary lives on a dairy farm with her husband, Gerett.