Marva Rollins is an educator, writer and facilitator of Educational Professional Development Programmes. Her work in schools has impacted positively on the lives of thousands of students and hundreds of adults, enabling both to see beyond their immediate environments and challenge themselves to become visionary and create opportunities, rather than waiting to be seen and discovered. Marva has a wealth of experience in successfully strengthening senior and middle leadership teams in schools. She also leads national and local professional development programmes. She has appeared in several media articles and videos. She has been the recipient of a number of awards for her contributions to education and the community.
Forty years of campaigning for equity for her community has meant that Marva has influenced thousands of women and men in becoming confident and competent in their chosen careers and wider life relationships, to believe in themselves and to step out and up. She is a founder member of several organisations including The Sickle Society and East London Black Women Organisation (ELBWO). She is currently a Trustee of Success Club Charity which is an organisation working with students in schools and youth settings on Mindfulness and Motivational strategies – improving their confidence levels. Marva works closely with The REACH Society, a social enterprise organisation supporting Black male and female students in broadening their vision, with guidance from professional and influential Black male role models.
Marva is a Life Coach, mentor, educational and motivational speaker. The name Marva Rollins is synonymous with the word inspirational. Marva is the mother of three adult sons, and is a grandmother. She is quick to acknowledge the giants in her life who have enabled her to see further by standing on their shoulders.