Marissa McGee is an author and educator. She released her debut title, Free the Curls in 2022. Teaching for over a decade, she’s read hundreds of children’s books. After visiting several stores and finding all the products for her hair type locked in a case, she decided she had a story to tell and picked up a pen. As an anti-bias educator, Marissa remains passionate about creating stories that serve as mirrors and windows for children.
She has spent her career in communities that have been historically underserved due to systemic inequities. She taught kindergarten, first, and second grade in Washington, D.C. After leaving the classroom, Marissa moved back to the Bay Area where she served as an instructional coach in Oakland. Now, she is a Coordinator of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for two school districts in the Bay Area. Marissa earned a BA in Sociology and a MA in Elementary Education from Stanford University, where she currently serves as a lecturer.
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