About Program Director Clement
Instructor Clement is the Co-owner and Program Director of Family Black Belt Academy. A key point of contact for our community members, Marie, who has trained under Master Purcell for four years, also assists in teaching classes.
In addition to her martial arts training, Instructor Clement has a strong background in the sciences with 10+ years of working in laboratory settings. She earned her first Masters of Science degree from the university of Oregon. After a few years of working as a scientist Instructor Clement decided to go back to school to earn a second Masters of Science degree specializing in Inorganic Chemistry. Instructor Clement's instruction is informed by four years of experience as an Instructor
at the University of Washington in the chemistry department. Beyond her teaching duties, Instructor Clement gained
extensive experience with research and curriculum design; leveraging both
skill sets, she continues to contribute to the curriculum at Family Black Belt