Marisa Wolf

Guest Blogger

Founding Executive Director, OneGoal - Houston

Houston, Texas

Marisa Wolf is the founding executive director of OneGoal – Houston, and leads a team that will support 2,500 fellows in more than 40 schools by the end of the 2016/17 school year. Prior to joining OneGoal, Marisa led teacher quality initiatives across the states of Texas and Georgia with TNTP. Marisa began her career in education as a teacher in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

As a first-generation college graduate, she holds a B.A. from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She and her husband share their home with three rescue dogs and the occasional foster.


Posted June 23, 2016

Why Some Students Don’t Show Up for the First Day of College

Every year around this time, my Facebook feed fills up with one of my favorite things: graduation photos. It is…

By Marisa Wolf

Read Post


Featured Posts

Posted Sep. 21, 2020

Advocating for My Students Requires Being Political on My Own Time

With election season upon us, like clockwork, the collective efforts to stifle the political opinions of educators has begun. Navigating this climate requires a nuanced…

By Lindsey Jensen

Read Post

Posted Sep. 17, 2020

Yes, White Teachers Still Need to Be Ready to Talk to Students About Race

“What’s the difference between a killing and a lynching?” The question popped up on my phone through the Google Hangouts app I installed in March.…

By Desiree Mitchel

Read Post

Posted Sep. 22, 2020

I Hope I Never Lose Another Student to Suicide

“I’m going to end it!” Unsure of what I heard, I questioned back, “End what?”  Her response was, “My life!” This brief encounter led to…

By Jill Miesner

Read Post


How does the federal government support our public schools? Find out the ABC’s of ESEA, ESSA and No Child Left Behind →

Browse by Date

Keep Up With
Education Post

Sign up for weekly emails featuring our top blog posts:

Want more? Get our weekly action email and join us in asking #HowAreTheChildren.

What We’re