Marianne Daniels Garber, Ph. D. is JELF’s current Board President. Marianne was introduced to JELF through her father-in-law, Al Garber, who was raised in the Hebrew Orphans’ Home and reaped the benefits of a college education because of the orphanage and the Atlanta community.
Marianne is an Educational Consultant at the Behavioral Institute of Atlanta where she specializes in the assessment of learning disorders and ADHD in children and adolescents and on parenting issues. She received her undergraduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis and her doctorate in reading and psycholinguistics from Georgia State University. She has taught at the elementary, high school and college levels. Marianne co-authored with her husband Stephen Garber and Robyn Freedman Spizman a number of books including Good Behavior, If Your Child is Hyperactive, Beyond Ritalin and Monsters Under the Bed, as well as a number of educational publications for teachers and parents. She also co-authored the nationally syndicated parenting column called Good Behavior for 10 years, and appeared with Stephen as one-half of the Parenting Team on NBC-affiliate WXIA-TV for 12 years.
Marianne is very involved in the Atlanta Jewish community, including being on the Selection Committee and Co-Chairing the Education Task Force of the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival. She is on the Board of Trustees of Ahavath Achim Synagogue’s Ahava Preschool. Additionally, she is Chair of the Tower of Talent for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.
Both natives of Atlanta, Marianne and her husband Stephen are the proud parents of Arielle Garber Kohan and her husband Rafi Kohan, Adam Garber and his wife Sara Landis, Aubrey Garber and her fiance, Jed Wasilewsky, and Amy Garber Smith and her husband Aaron Smith, who have twins, Daniel and Anna.