We'd like to welcome our newest recruit, Molly Vitorte, as our vice president of partner relationships. She brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise in partnership building and cultivating business relationships that focus on college access for minority and low-income students. Molly spent three years at the Hispanic Scholarship Fund as its national director of outreach and alliances. Prior to her time there, she was the associate director of Stanford University’s Center for Latin American Studies. We asked her about her influences, and this is what she told us:
What inspires you about the GreatSchools mission?
Molly: The opportunity to be a part of positive change! My father always told me that one of the biggest responsibilities we have in life is to leave the world a better place than we found it. I think GreatSchools is doing just that.
Who in your childhood most inspired your love of learning?
Molly: My grandma. She was, like my mother, an elementary school teacher, and she turned everything we did together into a learning adventure. I have tender memories of doing the crossword puzzle in the morning’s newspaper with her, and thanks to Grandma, I’m still addicted to them!
What's the best parenting advice you've heard?
Molly: The best parenting advice I’ve heard is what's working for my kid: First, that you should tell your child you love him or her every single day, no matter what. Second, that punishment will stop the event, but it won’t change the behavior.
Thank you, Molly! Simple, straightforward advice for any parent to follow.
Molly: To change behavior, kids need to be part of the solution.