Director of Diversity, Inclusion, Belonging, & Justice
Margaret has over 20 years of experience in anti-racist education, having served as an IDEAS facilitator/trainer to increase cultural sensitivity and effective teaching. Margaret has been a part of the Arlington Public Schools community for over 10 years previously serving as the K-12 METCO (Metropolitan Council For Educational Opportunity) Director and is now the Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for the district. Additionally, she has been an adjunct professor for the former Wheelock College and Urban College of Boston.
Margaret stands on the shoulders of her bilingual parents, especially her mother, who migrated from Honduras with only an elementary education but a strong desire for her children to accomplish more than she could achieve. She shares her mother’s trait of perseverance and takes advantage of the opportunities set before her. Somewhere between her small red desk writing imaginative short stories as a child, she obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of Massachusetts/Boston and a Master of Science in Social Work from Simmons University. She is currently pursuing her Doctor of Education at Boston College.