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Marilyn Tolbert, Board Member

Marilyn Tolbert, Director and Jean W. Roach Chair of Laboratory Schools at Texas Christian University.  Marilyn is the director of two laboratory schools on the campus of Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas – Starpoint School and KinderFrogs School.  Starpoint School is a private school for children ages 6 to eleven diagnosed with learning differences.  KinderFrogs School is an educational program serving children ages 18 months to 6 years of age with Down syndrome and other developmental delays.  KinderFrogs also serves a small number of typically developing children. Prior to KinderFrogs School, she was the Education Director for River Legacy Living Science Center and the PreSchool Director for River Legacy Nature School.  She was a principal and kindergarten/first grade teacher in public schools for six years.  Prior to her educational experience, she worked in business for 20 years before embarking on her  educational career.    Marilyn holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Texas Christian University, a Masters of Science degree in Administration from TCU, and an Educational Doctorate Degree in Educational Leadership from TCU. She serves on the board of Kauffman Leadership Academy, the board of the Green Oaks School, is past president of the Down Syndrome Partnership of Tarrant County and is on the board and holds the position President of the National Down Syndrome Congress.  When she is not advocating for and on behalf of children and their families, she loves to travel, read, and spend time with family and friends.