SMMUSD announces passing of Dr. Steve Marcy, retired Lincoln Middle School teacher

Beloved retired Lincoln Middle School math teacher, Dr. Steve Marcy passed away unexpectedly at the age of 77 on Jan. 25, 2023. He was born on April 4, 1945.

Steve leaves behind his wife Janis, his sister Jan Rhue, four children, Matt, Jennifer, Jasmina and Andy, along with five grandchildren, two great grandchildren.

Steve was first hired by SMMUSD in 1971 as a math teacher at Lincoln Middle School in the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District (SMMUSD), where he taught until 2006. He retired in 2007. He began writing mathematics enrichment materials in 1973 and subsequently published eight binders of classroom activities that are now used nationwide. Steve was awarded a Ph.D. in educational psychology from UCLA in 1978. Steve’s wife, Janis, is a retired SMMUSD high school counselor.

SMMUSD Interim Superintendent Dr. Mark Kelly, also a math teacher in his early career, recalls using Steve’s materials in math classes. “Steve had a tremendously positive impact on students over his 36 years at Lincoln Middle School. He also inspired teachers throughout the district and beyond.” said Dr. Kelly.

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