About Marlene Lerer

Marlene Lerer is a longtime educator specializing in early childhood education. She has 42 years of experience in the field and has been featured on NBC Nightly News, CNN, and other media channels. She is a member of the National Association for Young Children and the Commonwealth Institute for Professional Women.

Marlene holds a M.Ed. in Administration and Curriculum Development and a B.S. in Early Childhood Education. She is the founder of the Suzuki preschools in Atlanta, Georgia, and Newton, Massachusetts. These schools are private preparatory schools serving children age six weeks to six years. Their philosophy is based on well-established principles of early childhood development, which have proven to be ideal for generating a lifelong love of learning and exploration.

Marlene has written many developmental curricula for the young child used in preschools. She’s an active member on the board of the Suzuki schools and is an educational consultant in Florida. Marlene has two adult step-daughters who live Atlanta. She splits her residency between in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., and Bozeman, Mont., with her husband, Jeffrey Lerer.