About Marian


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Introducing Dr. Marian Fritzemeier, Ed.D.

Restorative Practices Trainer and Consultant


Dr. Fritzemeier, Ed.D. chose Educational Leadership and Organizational Studies with an Emphasis Adolescent Development, Juvenile Justice, and Public Policy from St. Mary’s College of California for her doctorate.

She began her education journey at Sacramento City College and earned her A.A. She returned to her alma mater, Fresno State, to obtain a master’s degree in child development when her daughters entered school. She previously attained her B.A. and teaching credential from Fresno State.

Marian’s a life-long learner and loves school: either as a student or a teacher.


A great education must be connected to authentic experience. Dr. Fritzemeier, Ed.D. has been married to her husband Rick for over 40 years. She’s also the mother of two adult daughters, mother-in-law to two sons-in-law, and Grams to three of the most precious school-age grandchildren.

Her first job was Vice President of The Fritzemeier Foundation while raising her children. She also has almost twenty-five years of teaching experience from preschoolers through college students. Most recently she was a child development college professor.

Marian combines her personal and professional experiences to provide real-life examples people relate to and engages them with her multi-modality teaching methods.


Dr. Fritzemeier’s standards are to write, speak, and educate with excellence. As a research geek, Marian loves researching topics and selecting only the best and most relevant for her endeavors. Her speaking engagements are prepared and delivered with excellence. She regularly attends professional development workshops and conferences to be current in her field.

Downloadable Biography

Bio Rev. 12 22 2018

About Marian 13 Things You Should Know About Me [open PDF]

Curriculum-Vitae-Dr.-Marian-Fritzemeier [open PDF]

Professional Honors and Associations

  • Montclair Who’s Who in Collegiate Faculty, 2009-2010
  • Johansen High School Outstanding Teacher, 2004
  • “Dream, Dare, Do” Recipient, FHA-HERO, 2003
  • California Department of Education Standards and High School Development Division, Home Economics Careers and Technology Unit Program of Excellence Certificate of Recognition, 2000
  • Association of California Community College Administrators Associate Member (ACCCA); Mentor Program, 2010-2011
  • California Community Colleges Early Childhood Educators (CCCECE) Member
  • National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Member
  • Merced County Local Child Care Planning Council Representative
  • Stanislaus Child Development Local Planning Council Representative


Radio Broadcasts:

  • Metro Talk – KNBR/Dallas, TX
  • Focus on Christian Living – KCIV/Modesto
  • Book Review – KORE/Eugene, OR
  • Author’s Corner – KLFJ/Springfield, MO
  • Focus – WBRI/Indianapolis, IN
  • Brad Huddleston Show – WLTK/Broadway, VA
  • Drive Time – WJLF/Gainesville, FL
  • Spotlight – WLQV/Detroit, MI
  • Meet the Author – WRVL/Lynchburg, VA
  • Helen Fabian Show – KBRT/Los Angeles, CA
  • Life Line – WDCX/Buffalo, NY
  • Sunrise Sounds – KFLQ/Albuquerque, NM
  • Christian Life Styles – WRFD/Columbus, OH
  • KCJH with Scott Osborn – KCJH/Stockton, CA
  • Community Focus – KCBC/Oakdale, CA
  • KAMB with Ken Johnson – KAMB, Merced, CA

Television Appearances:

  • Eleventh Hour – Channel 19, KCSO
  • Coast to Coast – KFCB-TV 42 & KLXV-TV 65

Photos of Marian:

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Educator Endorsements

Here’s what others are saying about Dr. Fritzemeier’s giftedness as an educator and teacher:

“Dr. Fritzemeier worked diligently and conscientiously to become an extraordinary instructor during her years at Merced College, earning outstanding evaluations. She also assumed a leadership role in her discipline, completing the program review for child development and aligning the curriculum with the California Alignment Project…. Marian offers a comprehensive knowledge of her discipline, many years of experience in her field, an interest in research and publication, and a talent for teaching and inspiring students…. She is a team player who has the desire and ability to work well with all of her colleagues. She has shown great initiative and dedication to her job. And she cares deeply about student success.”

— John Spevak, Ph.D., Retired Vice President of Instruction,

Merced College, CA

“It is truly a pleasure to watch Marian work in the classroom. She has each lesson carefully planned and strives for the perfect balance of classroom control and excitement. Dr. Fritzemeier is responsible for placing up to thirty high school students in on-the-job training sites like elementary schools and child care centers. She provides the essential glue that holds the master teacher and student learner together.”

— Rodney L Owen, Retired School-to-Career Education Director,

Modesto City Schools, CA

“When Dr. Fritzemeier implemented the new CLDV 04 Observation and Assessment course, she created an innovative learning collaboration by utilizing the CDC teaching staff’s expertise and input. Up to 30 students observe three hours/week in one of five classrooms. Dr. Fritzemeier is an excellent communicator who takes great care in establishing expectations both for lab students as well the supervising teaching staff.”

— Marilyn Scorby, Retired Director of Child Development Center, Merced College, CA

“Marian is hard-working, dedicated, and passionate about her students’ success. She works cooperatively with teachers and professors to bring together all resources available for her students. I have worked with Marian as a Lead Teacher in her lab classroom and I have taken a class from her. She provides quality assignments that build on each other and provides for a quality learning experience for her students.”

— Leslie Meister, Lead Teacher,

Merced College Child Development Teacher, CA

“Marian Fritzemeier is a dedicated colleague not only to her students but to the faculty and staff at Merced College. It is a joy to work with her. She is professional, has a cheerful attitude, and has passion for all that she does. She is a wonderful asset for any organization to have.”

— Janee Young-Alexander, Communication Studies Professor,

Merced College, CA

“Marian is a visionary and a planner. Her work ethic is stellar and her product is exceptional. She has been an inspiration and a pleasure to work with. What I have learned from her will remain with me permanently. Anyone with the opportunity to work with her will greatly benefit from the experience.”

— Victoria Murphy, MS, BCBA, Child Development Adjunct Faculty, Merced College, CA

“I first met Marian when we were hired at Merced College, but I truly began to appreciate her talents and organizational skills while working on the Staff Development committee approximately three years ago. Marian was able to work with a variety of people, to keep all on task, and delegate assignments when necessary—always in a manner that was collaborative and respectful. Whenever a decision needed to be made, Marian would research thoroughly and present for the group to make decisions.”

— Kitty Cazares, RN, MSN, PHN, RN Program Director,

Merced College, CA

“Marian is sensitive and compassionate about serving diverse socioeconomic populations. She is a true student advocate. She sets high standards for her students and believes they can achieve success through hard work. She builds strong relationships by bringing people together.”

— Stacey Jorgenson, Cal WORKS

Merced College, CA

“Dr. Fritzemeier has a very cheerful and positive attitude that evokes a great deal of enthusiasm. You will find that she is able to provide an in-depth trenchant analysis of the subject area of child development activities. Her professionalism and willingness to give of her own time set an example to others…”

— Dr. Pender B. Noreiga, San Joaquin Delta College, Division Chair

“Marian has a personal demeanor which impresses upon one her degree of professionalism. I have yet to witness her becoming flustered when faced with a challenge. She always appears to be up to any challenge thrown her way.”

— Patti Stanley, Retired Regional Occupational Program Early Childhood/Elementary Education Instructor, Modesto City Schools, CA