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The Founder

Sonia Marshall-Brown is the Executive Director of It Takes a Village to Educate a Child. She is very active in the community: PTA President at William B. Ward Elementary School, a board member of PTA Council and Special Education PTA “SEPTA” in New Rochelle, NY. Formerly, the Deputy Chair of the Hudson Valley After School Network (HVAN), an organization that promotes excellence in after school programs through advocacy, collaboration and professional development. It Takes a Village to Educate a Child currently runs programs out of: William B. Ward Elementary, Trinity Elementary, Barnard Elementary and Columbus Elementary School in New Rochelle, NY.

She advocates for children, particularly those with ADHD and High Functioning Autism through her relationship with the Hudson Valley After School Network. She has hosted and taken part in panel discussions with superintendents and legislators to highlight the need for quality enrichment programs for our children. Sonia holds a Master’s Degree in Special Education and General Education.

 


Honors/Awards

Sonia was recently honored with a Mentoring Award for her work with Iona College students. Butterflies from Jodie honored It Takes a Village to Educate a Child for their special work with children in the community.

Prior to her educational career, President Bill Clinton and Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc. honored Sonia Marshall-Brown for her support and contributions as a Business Consultant on the Clinton Foundation’s Small Business Initiative Project. She was recognized along with Bill Clinton and her peers in the Smithsonian Magazine for this achievement. She has received several awards for her work in the area of marketing.