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(JACKSON, MS, Mar. 10, 2022) Parents for Public Schools San Francisco (PPS-SF) recently announced the acquisition of their newest team member, Executive Director Vanessa Marrero, and the National Office is pleased to also welcome her to the PPS network. 

Marrero brings to PPS-SF knowledge, wisdom, and a commitment to ensure educational equity is always at the forefront of discourse and advocacy efforts. Her extensive career background includes over a decade of experience working within K-12 school districts, community colleges across California, and other organizations supporting education and student outcomes.  Additionally, Vanessa has received numerous awards, including a Letter of Recommendation by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus to work with the Biden-Harris Administration in 2020 and Latina of Influence in 2021 by Hispanic Lifestyle.   

Recognizing the value in social, cultural, and civic approaches in family engagement, Marrero has this to say about her upcoming work with PPS-SF, “I believe that PPS-SF is the statewide solution to the ever-evolving problems we are experiencing as a community. Founded on principles of social justice and equity, policy awareness, and the advocacy of strategic equity enrollment, PPS-SF is well-positioned to address systemic inequities. I am passionate about leading PPS-SF because our team and I seek to ensure a promise to elevate outcomes of families and their communities now and in the future.” 

With Vanessa’s leadership PPS-SF is assured to further the work of bridging the gap for equitable access within school communities. Welcome to PPS, Vanessa! 

About Parents for Public Schools

The mission of Parents for Public Schools is to advance the role of families and communities in securing a high-quality public education for every child. Its network of community-based chapters works to address public education issues at the local, state, and federal levels. Located throughout the country, PPS chapters are responsible for grassroots advocacy that ensures parents’ voices are included when education decisions are made. At the present time, PPS has 12 chapters in nine states. Four chapters are located in Mississippi where PPS was founded, and other chapters stretch from Hawaii to New York state.

For more information about PPS, contact Joann Mickens, Executive Director, at 601-969-6936, or; visit our website, (, or follow us on Facebook (, Twitter (@PPS_National) and Instagram (@PPS_National).