Marilyn Anderson Rhames is an education blogger, teacher, faith leader, and social entrepreneur. She is the Founder and CEO of Teachers Who Pray, Inc., a faith-based nonprofit that equips educators to ground their work in prayer and spiritual practices, with more than 100 chapters nationwide. Marilyn taught in Chicago Public Schools for 14 years and is the author of the upcoming book, The Master Teacher: 12 Spiritual Lessons That Can Transform Schools and Revolutionize Public Education. She is currently on the design team for Harvard University’s pilot Leaders’ Institute for Faith and Education (LIFE). Before becoming an educator, Marilyn worked as a journalist for People and Time magazines and for newspapers including New York Newsday and The Journal News. She weds her education and journalism expertise in the blogs and commentary she has written for the Huffington PostEducation Post, The New York Times, Black Enterprise, and RealClearEducation. Marilyn was named 2013 Commentator/Blogger of the Year by the Bammy Awards for her Education Week blog entitled “Charting My Own Course.”  She was a 2016 Surge Institute Fellow and a Teach Plus Teaching Policy Fellow from 2010-1012. Marilyn offers a wide range of consulting services, including editing education content; providing writing seminars; offering professional development on parent/community engagement; and speaking on issues of faith, race, writing, and education. She has served as an education commentator on 90.1 FM Moody Radio Chicago; the presenter of a TEDx talk in Chicago entitled “Finding the Courage to Voice the Taboo”; and a 2017 speaker at the Yale School of Management Education Leadership Conference. She holds a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University and a master’s degree in education from National Louis University. Marilyn lives in Chicago with her husband and three children.