Margaret has a passion for teaching and learning. She received her BA in Comparative Literature and Spanish with initial teaching licensure at the elementary level from William Smith College in Geneva, NY. She began her career as an educator in Needham, MA in 1994 as a teacher in the innovative Elementary Interactive Spanish Program. Teaching face to face and via interactive television, Margaret pioneered distance learning technology and language acquisition, for which she was the recipient of the Goldin Foundation for Excellence in Teaching Award. After receiving a Master’s in Education in Curriculum and Instruction with a specialization in literacy from Lesley University, she served as a second grade inclusion classroom teacher. Margaret has worked for Simmons College in Boston for twelve years as a supervisor of student teachers and interns. In addition to being a trainer for Keys to Literacy, she has experience teaching graduate courses in literacy and mentoring veteran teachers through the action research process.