Marisa Grimes-Galiber

Marisa Grimes-Galiber

Marisa is a public relations executive and mother of two boys, ages 6 and 3. She has lived for 15 years in Westchester County, New York, where she is learning to navigate the education system to ensure her sons and all children receive the quality education they deserve.

When a misunderstood photo launches debate about what it means to be a ‘student of color’

An interesting thing happened the other day after my recent blog post on boys of color and the gender gap was shared on an African-American news site. The post sparked a debate – not around the article itself – but about the photo that accompanied it. The photo featured an Indian woman, standing in what looks to be a lecture… Read more →

A feminist mom reflects: What about my boys of color? We need to empower them too

We just came to the close of another Women’s History Month, which celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women and serves as a call to action for leaders around the world to help accelerate gender equality. From both a personal and professional standpoint, this was an exciting time for me as I helped lead a number of activities to advance women’s… Read more →

Why Families of Color Leave ‘Great’ Suburban Schools

I was at a housewarming party recently with the parents of many of my sons’ current and former classmates. As is typically the case when you get a bunch of parents together, the conversation shifted to the topic of schools—the good, the bad and the ugly. Both of my kids currently attend a private school in Westchester County, New York.… Read more →

Our Kids Are Drowning in Homework, But Still Not Learning

It was only a couple of weeks into the school year when I found myself venting to family and friends about the amount of homework my first-grader was getting. After a long day at school and at work, we barely have enough time to eat dinner, do baths and get to bed on time—let alone time for the kids to… Read more →

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