After working for Great Falls Public Schools in various roles, Marla began her current job in the fall of 2022. Her position is unique in that she works for the schools, but in partnership with United Way of Cascade County and Alliance For Youth. Together we hope to increase graduation rates by supporting students' mental health and providing unique opportunities for struggling or nontraditional students to succeed.
Already, Marla is leading exciting efforts to build student mentors in our high schools and middle schools, and works with students on transformational learning. She also is working to build student leaders to have voice in our Graduate to Elevate initiative.