Marcia Roesch joined the Office of Work/Life in July 2015. 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 guides families who are searching for elementary, middle, and high schools by consulting individually with parents as well as presenting workshops.
Before joining Columbia University’s Office of Work/Life, Marcia spent many years in independent school admissions. She began her career as a Director of Admissions for grades nursery through high school, first at Trevor Day School and most recently 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 bachelor’s degree in History and Education from Case Western Reserve University and a master’s degree 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 early morning walks in Central Park on the weekends with her husband.