Marcia Tabenken has been a volunteer and advocate for public education since she moved to Newton with her family two decades ago. She co-chaired Building Newton’s Future, the campaign committee that secured the passage of a Proposition 2-1/2 override package with critical funds Newton’s schools and other municipal programs. A former PTO Council president, she is a founding member of Stand for Children’s Newton Chapter, co-founder of the PTO at the Newton Early Childhood Program, past president of the Horace Mann Elementary School PTO, and past member of the Newton North School Council. Prior to becoming a full-time volunteer, Marcia managed public relations and communications for health care and non-profit organizations, most recently, the Massachusetts Medical Society. Marcia is a graduate of Wellesley College with a B.A. cum laude in political science. She and her husband Jeff Kolodney have two children, a freshman and a senior in college.