Marcia Page

President & CEO

Ms. Page joined Education is Freedom (EIF) in May 2010 specifically selected to serve as President and CEO because of her extensive experience in urban education and her knowledge of educational technology and government processes. This combination of skills made her uniquely suited to lead an organization facing the challenges of urban education.

Prior to joining EIF, Page was President and CEO of the Foundation for Community Empowerment (FCE) in Dallas, Texas as a loaned executive from Texas Instruments. During her tenure at FCE, she honed the Foundation’s strategic vision to build communities, enact systemic change and utilize research to measure effectiveness and success. Specifically, she spearheaded an award winning initiative for Dallas ISD helping to improve the effectiveness and capacity of school principals.

As evidence of her skills, Ms. Page is known for her ability to quickly grasp the big picture, work collaboratively and develop processes that get results. She is high energy and has the intellectual horse-power to grasp new concepts and business models and be decisive in a fast-paced, multifaceted organization.

In addition to her professional qualifications, Page is passionate about creating and fostering real change in the urban educational system. Her primary goal is to “challenge cynicism and complacency about what children in urban schools can accomplish.” As a testament to her dedication to help urban schools, despite her other accomplishments (including the Malcolm Baldridge Award), she is most proud of the Scholarship Program endowed by Texas Instruments for African American Females demonstrating excellence in Mathematics, Engineering and Technology.

Ms. Page holds a B.S. degree in Management and Organizational Behavior, with emphasis in Accounting and Computer Science from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Additionally, Page has earned management certifications from Harvard University (Governmental Policies & Practices) and the University of Indiana (Business Strategy).

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