Marisa Duncan-Holley


After 24 years in Vermont and a career as a special education teacher, school administrator and graduate adjunct instructor, Marisa (she/her) retired in 2020 and returned to Pittsburgh in 2021. A Squirrel Hill native, Marisa was awarded a high-school scholarship to attend immersion programming at Pittsburgh Arts Institute where exposure to a wide range of artistic media forged her lasting love for the arts. Her current focus is on developing her skills as a watercolorist and painting regularly with a group of other women artists. Marisa holds dual Masters degrees from Boston College in school administration and early education with specialization for children with low incidence disabilities, and an undergraduate degree in special education from Indiana University. In her professional life, her guiding principles were to provide equitable education for all children and break barriers that inhibit children to fully participate in their education and community. As a board member, Marisa brings her experience in program development, finance, fundraising, community outreach, and inclusive programming knowledge to serve PC&M.

Board member since March 2024