The most influential role models in Marilyn’s life were relatives who were teachers and college professors. She grew up watching her mother and aunt, designing curricula, planning instruction and guiding their students. Then, as a student in New York University's Masters Program in Educational Psychology, Marilyn became fascinated by how different students learn in different ways. These experiences lead her to a long career in educating children with autism.
In her role as Coach-Facilitator at NYC Leadership Academy, she supports early career principals leading both general education and special education schools. She enjoys working on all levels from elementary through high schools. She also looks forward to designing and facilitating professional development for NYC Principals and each day is reminded of the many different ways both children and adults learn.