Roberta M. Marcus

Community Activities

  • Co-Chair, Keystone State Education Coalition
  • Board of Directors, Education Policy and Leadership Center
  • Chair, Board of Trustees, Lehigh Carbon Community College
  • Board of Directors, Community Music School
  • Education Policy and Leadership Center Arts and Education Initiative Study Group
  • Guest Lecturer, Lehigh University, Moravian College, Pennsylvania State University Lehigh Valley
  • Moderator, Lehigh Valley Education Forum

Parkland School District (1983–2015)

  • Elected School Board Director 1995–2015
  • Master School Board Director 2008–present
  • School Board President 1998, 2001, 2003, 2014, 2015
  • Strategic Planning Committee
  • Community Advisory Council
  • Past Chair for Education and Athletics Committee and Personnel and Finance Committee

Pennsylvania School Boards Association (PSBA) (1995–present)

  • President – 2010
  • Immediate Past President – 2011
  • Elected President-Elect – 2009; First Vice President – 2008; Second Vice President – 2007
  • Master School Board Director Accreditation – 2008
  • Co-Chair, Principles for Effective Governance and Leadership Committee
  • Fellow in School Governance Accreditation – 2015
  • Adjunct Instructor
  • Invited columnist for PSBA Bulletin
  • Commission on Effective School Governance – Governing Member
  • Legislative Platform Committee – Governing Member
  • Invited testimony before the Pennsylvania General Assembly
  • Speaker, panelist, and seminar presenter at annual PASA-PSBA School Leadership Conference

National School Boards Association (NSBA) (1995–2015)

  • Federal Relations Network Representative – 15th Congressional District
  • Pre-K Committee
  • Annual Conference Delegate Assembly – Voting Delegate


Queens College of the City University of New York – Bachelor of Arts, cum laude

Continuing Education

  • Annual PASA-PSBA School Leadership Conference
  • Multiple PSBA Statewide Conference Events on Advocacy, Leadership, and Education Issues
  • PSBA Regional and Legislative Meetings
  • PSBA Board President Training Workshops
  • NSBA Annual Conferences
  • NSBA Executive Leadership Conferences
  • NSBA Federal Relations Conference
  • PSBA Fellowship in School Governance
  • Vital Facilitation Skills Training


  • Second recipient of the Timothy A. Allwein Advocacy Award
  • U.S. House of Representatives Certificate of Special Recognition
  • Senator Patrick Browne Recognition of School Board Service
  • Pennsylvania House of Representatives Citation
  • Gubernatorial nominee for the Pennsylvania State Charter School Appeal Board
  • U.S. House of Representatives Congressional Recognition for “Spirit of Volunteerism”
  • National School Board Association Distinguished Service Award
  • Pennsylvania House Citation and Senate Resolution for service to the Parkland Community Library

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