Marjorie Dienstag is the mother of three children: two graduates of public and private schools and a current student with autism currently attending a District 75 school. Dienstag graduated from New York University in 1985. For the last 10 years, she has served as the president of the Charles Street Block Association. As a community leader, Dienstag has successfully fought alongside others to have a middle school built in the West Village, serving as a much-needed District 75 school. She also supports her local community board. Dienstag has lived in New York City since 1975 and moved here from Haiti at age 13. Dienstag believes that all children deserve a safe school environment in order to grow and learn and that schools must educate the whole child.