The saying “time flies when you’re having fun” is more than just another idiom to Marg. She says that’s exactly how she feels her career has gone. “I’ve been having fun and hopefully, actualizing my personal philosophies along the way!”
Those personal philosophies are at the core of Marg’s work in Transition and Special Education. She says her belief is, “The more you learn, the more you know you need to keep learning in order to make a difference. Together we can find ways for all students and all staff to learn.”
Marg has worked in many districts here in Region 10 throughout her career, including Centerville, Mad River, Milton Union, and West Carrollton. Early on in her career, special education in public schools was new and she was given the chance to work with practicum and student teachers from area universities. “I learned that I enjoyed working with adults who wanted to work with students with disabilities. I learned that when general education and special education staff work together with families, all students advance.”
Throughout her years of learning, she has stayed focused on making students feel safe and supported. Marg says she enjoys problem-solving and puts a high value on collaboration. To her, “We’re all in this together” isn’t just another slogan, it’s a guiding principle.
“With today’s challenges, working together is more important than ever. We have to help each other plan, teach, and monitor progress so that we can continue to make a difference and help everyone feel cared about, safe, and supported as they rise to meet new learning challenges.”
We congratulate Marg on 50 years and are thankful for her commitment to supporting ALL learners, no matter the challenge!