As the Director of the School and Child Care Search Service, Marcia develops and leads the long-term vision and strategy for programs and services offered to the Columbia parent community as they identify and apply to Preschool and K- 12 schools for their children. Marcia assists families who are searching for elementary, middle and high schools by consulting individually with parents and presenting workshops.
Before joining Columbia University’s Office of Work/Life, Marcia spent many years in independent school admissions. She began her career in admissions at Trevor Day School and most recently was the Director of Admissions at Bank Street School for Children. She has been an active member of the Independent Schools Admissions Association of Greater New York (ISAAGNY), serves on the board of Early Steps, and is an Associate Member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA). Marcia earned a B.A. in History and Education from Case Western Reserve University and a M.S in Educational Psychology/Learning Disabilities from Teachers College.
She grew up in the suburbs of New York, but has lived most of her adult life in New York City. Marcia raised a daughter and a son in the city and now feels lucky to have two grandsons who are living here as well. She loves New York and enjoys running in Central Park on the weekends with her husband.