Mary Beth Libbey

Freelance Annual Report Writer & Book Writer

Location:Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Phone: 505-610-3544
2 Skills
Mary Beth Libbey

3024 Frontier Place N.E.
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87106


Currently an adjunct professor at the University of New Mexico, Valencia Campus in English and Developmental Studies. Sixteen years as a secondary school teacher in English and journalism. Fourteen years as a business reporter and editor. Four years in bank marketing and public relations. Foreign language: Spanish.


Adjunct Professor - English and Developmental Studies Fall 2004-Spring 2011
University of New Mexico -Valencia Campus
Tome, New Mexico
Have taught five 16-week English composition 101 and 102 courses plus three 16-week courses in Transitional or Developmental Studies as part of UNM Valencia’s Highway to Success program, including English 099 and Academic Studies and English 100 courses. Curricula includes the reading and writing of expository essays, including rhetorical and literary analysis, definition, cause and effect, and narrative methods. Usage, punctuation and vocabulary skills are included in all curricula. Currently under contract to teach a 6-unit course, AENG 100 and English 100, in Spring 2011.

English and Journalism Instructor
Sandia Preparatory School
Albuquerque, New Mexico 1994 - 2010
Taught composition and literature, including Shakespeare, Chaucer, modern novels and poetry, 19th Century English and American literature plus composition to sophomores, juniors and seniors for the past 10 years. Taught journalism and advised The Sandia Prep Times for five years, during which time the newspaper staff won both state and national awards. Taught middle school English for four years. Served as academic advisor to students in Grades 7, 10 and 11. In 1998, was selected as one of 125 teachers nationwide to attend the month-long Folger Shakespeare Library’s Teaching Shakespeare Institute on a fellowship funded by the National Endowment for the Arts and Humanities. Recipient of the Mary MacDonald grant for graduate study in English at the University of New Mexico 2002. Attended the Bay Area Writers Workshop seminar on “Teaching Grammar,” Berkeley, California, Summer 2007. Organized tenth grade world history and literature co-curriculum writing team Summer 2008. Assisting with a similar effort to coordinate ninth-grade ancient history and the ninth-grade English, “The Hero and the Quest,” summer 2009. Member of the Technology Leadership Committee.

Communications & Journalism Department
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, New Mexico Fall 1994
Part-time. Taught one 16-week semester of “Magazine Writing.” Included curriculum and lesson planning, assessing feature stories for approximately 20 students. Focused on writing, reporting and publishing.


Business Editor
The Albuquerque Tribune
Albuquerque, New Mexico 1991 - 1994
Edited the Money section for a 35,000-circulation daily newspaper. Wrote a weekly column plus features.

Independent Writer
Albuquerque, New Mexico 1990 - 1991
USA Today, American Banker, Albuquerque Journal, Credit Card Management, Bank Marketing and Savings Institutions.

Bank Network News
Chicago, Illinois 1982 - 1986
Developed story ideas, wrote, edited, managed reportorial staff and production of the leading electronic banking newsletter published by Barlo Communications Corp.

Business Editor & Writer
Chicago, Illinois 1977 -1984
Wrote and edited trade association publications including the U.S. League of Savings Institutions, Journal of American Insurance and Real Estate Today. Also wrote for Crain’s Chicago Business, Chicago Tribune, Savings institutions. Co-authored Selling Your House Without a Broker, 1986, Contemporary Books.

Education & Labor Reporter
Watsonville, California 1976 - 1977


Vice President & Marketing Director
ABQ Bank FSB, Albuquerque, New Mexico 1987 - 1990
Managed staff of eight and budget of $1.5 million for $2 billion savings bank. Responsible for all marketing, advertising, product development and public and corporate relations. Highlights: Corporate name change resulted in 80 percent consumer awareness rating. Developed four new products. Prepared three annual reports, edited monthly employee maga-letter; and quarterly customer newsletter. Awards: Bank Marketing Association “Best of Show” award for radio advertising in 1988. State Addy for 1987 annual report.


Master of Fine Arts, Creative Writing, May 2006
English Department
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Master of Science in Journalism, 1976
Northwestern University
Evanston, Illinois

B.A. Community Studies and English Literature (Honors in both), 1975
University of California
Santa Cruz, California