Roles: Founder, Investor, and Mentor

Marcia Rodes, EdD, is a certified K-12 principal, school counselor, and teacher.She earned her Doctorate in Educational Leadership in education from Seattle University, and also has a Master of Arts degree in counseling. A long-term educator, she has served as principal at all school levels, Pre-K to college, in both public and private sectors, and her experience includes teaching at Echo Glen Children's Center.  She also worked as an administrator at the district level as Central Administration Director at Central Kitsap School District.

Marcia’s background in education includes teaching, counseling, administration, grant writing, teacher and staff training, district-wide testing and program evaluation, teacher and staff supervision and evaluation, conflict resolution and drug and alcohol training.  She has secured and been responsible for implementing multi-million dollar grants. Marcia was the director of Head Start/Early Head Start/ECEAP at Kitsap Community Resources, and supervised all aspects of these programs. She secured Drug and Alcohol grants for Issaquah and Lake Washington School Districts.  As the General Studies Principal at Menachen Mendel Seattle Cheder (MMSC Day School), she supervised, advised, counseled, and taught in the general studies program.

Very active in her community, Marcia has served as a board member for multiple organizations, including the Salvation Army of Bremerton, West Branch Camp Fire Boys and Girls, and Bainbridge Island Child Care. She was president of the Soroptimists of Greater Bremerton, and received the Soroptimist International Women of Distinction Award. She has also been recognized with the Washington State Award for Excellence in Education and received the Executive Educator 100 Award.

In addition to these many awards and accomplishments, Marcia may be best known for her kind, encouraging manner and the intensive caring she extends to students. She has been a mentor to hundreds of students, and also helped develop the careers of many talented teachers.