Marsha Little Director of Professional Learning and Development, Search & Consulting Practices; Search Consultant

Marsha is Director of Professional Learning and Development, Search & Consulting Practices and a search consultant for the firm’s Key Administrator and Head of School Practices.

Previous Experience

Marsha brings over two decades of independent school administration and college admissions experience to the Search and Consulting Group. She joined CS&A from The Lovett School (GA), a K-12 day school with approximately 1,700 students, where she served as Director of College Counseling, Upper School Dean of Academic Affairs, and — most recently — Assistant Head of School for Academic Affairs. In addition to her administrative duties at The Lovett School, Marsha served as a faculty advisor for 16 years and taught English 9, Algebra I, and a grade 5 elective on the Brain and Learning. She is particularly proud of her work to develop and shepherd an instructional coaching program for Lovett faculty.

Marsha presents regularly at local, regional, and national conferences — often about instructional coaching; she also serves on accreditation committees throughout the southeast. She has been actively involved in the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS), World Leading Schools Association (WLSA), and Independent School Data Exchange (INDEX), among other organizations. Before joining the Lovett faculty, Marsha worked in college admissions at Washington University in St. Louis (MO) and Vanderbilt University (TN).

Education & Interests

Marsha graduated Phi Beta Kappa from The College of William and Mary (VA) with a degree in English. She earned an M.S. in Social Foundations of Education from Georgia State University, where much of her research centered on collegiate and secondary school honor codes.

Marsha enjoys attending local theater, cooking, and hiking. She is a voracious reader, erstwhile violinist, and bubble tea aficionado.