B.S. in Food Science and Business, State University College at Oneonta; MS in Elementary Education, Baruch College. Formerly a corporate food service director at the worldwide headquarters of Saatchi & Saatchi, Inc., a major advertising firm, Marguerite left to pursue teaching. Having worked in NYC public schools from Chelsea to Chinatown, she eventually made her way up to Harlem and then to East Harlem where she has been for the last decade. As literacy coach for the last seven years at P.S. 72, she is actively involved in providing ongoing professional development for teachers, developing curriculum, planning afterschool and summer school programs, facilitating teacher leadership initiatives, and implementing school wide inquiry work. Serving on the Principal’s Cabinet and the School Leadership Team, she also oversees many of the school’s fiscal operations in collaboration with the principal. In her role as literacy coach, Marguerite has seen the school progress from a school in need to a highly functioning school and was nominated for a School Change Award in 2007.