Profile

Marion counsels schools and agencies providing services for children on regulatory and compliance issues. Her clients include private schools, public schools, public charter schools, preschools, early intervention agencies and organizations that provide afterschool or summer services for children.

Marion is also called upon for compliance guidance by institutions whose services for children are incidental to their primary educational or cultural missions. She provides support in chartering educational corporations, amending and consolidating charters and advising on permit and registration requirements for regulated programs. Marion also works closely with agencies and their financial consultants in establishing reimbursement rates for publicly funded schools and has participated in gaining approvals for expansion and construction for a number of special education schools in New York City.

Marion consults regularly with special education private schools on expansion and compliance issues and guides public schools and public charter schools on meeting Section 504 and IDEA responsibilities. She previously worked for Vera Institute of Justice and was a member of Rebell & Katzive, engaging primarily in special education litigation. She has been a speaker and contributor on issues affecting students with disabilities.

  • Westchester Women's Bar Association
  • Recognized for Advocacy in Education at the 22nd New York State Conference for Administrators of Independent and Religious Schools, 2008

  • Creating a Discipline Policy that Works, New York City Charter School Center, November 2, 2017
  • Legislative and Legal Update, Charter School Risk Management Round Table, March 2, 2017

  • Quoted in "Recognize when student’s medical diagnosis may trigger duty to evaluate," Charter School Special Education Compliance Advisor, March 2016
  • Quoted in Charter School Special Education Compliance Advisor and Special Ed Connection, February 17, 2015
  • Authored Chapter “Procedural Safeguards and Professional Standards: How the Statute that Created Early Intervention Has Shaped Service Delivery,” Chapter 13 in Foley, G. M. & Hochman, J.D. (2006), Mental Health in Early Intervention. New York: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co.

  • Vice Chair and Board Member, Argus Community, Inc.