Marlette Buchanan joined SMP as Executive Director in July of 2018. She leads the operations of SMP and is responsible for all aspects of SMP’s business administration, fundraising, school relationships, and program development. As an accomplished musician, Marlette also works with the musical development of SMP's programs. Her background includes teaching at both the University and secondary levels, managing two divisions for local government, and an extensive career as a performer. Marlette is a graduate of Fisk University (Bachelor's degree) and Boston University (Master's degree).