Marlene has been a Learning Specialist at The Rashi School since 2007, working primarily with students in grades 3-5. Her mission has been to help all students access the rich Rashi School curriculum and work to the best of their abilities.
In her early professional life, Marlene was the founder and director of an educational theater company that performed for schoolchildren all over New England. Marlene was also part of Summerthing, a program designed to promote racial harmony in the City of Boston. Marlene was an Artist-in-Residence in Massachusetts schools, and later became a teacher in public and private elementary classrooms.
After undergraduate degrees in theater and education from Boston University, Marlene pursued further teaching certifications and graduate training at Bridgewater State College, culminating in a M.Ed from Simmons College as a Reading Specialist. Marlene is a certified instructor in Wilson Language and EmPOWER Writing programs.
Nowadays, Marlene loves reading with her own three grandchildren as much as she enjoys teaching and reading with Rashi students.
Marlene is deeply appreciative to be working in the Rashi community of talented teachers and committed families.