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My experience with CMS started like many – as a parent. My desire to make my children’s schools work better gave me the opportunity to make lots of children’s schools work better. I have worked with students individually in the classroom and with teachers and parents in School Leadership Teams and PTA Leadership.

Through my work with school foundations, I have worked with alumni and community partners to expand the possibilities of what could happen at a public school.  I have also worked with stakeholders in education, housing, and community services to address the need for early learning in all communities in Charlotte. I am excited about the possibilities and challenges before us and am ready to get to work!


Heart Math Stars
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  • Myers Park High School PTA Co-President
  • A.G. Middle School PTA Co-President
  • Myers Park High School Foundation founding board member
  • East Mecklenburg High School Foundation board member
  • School Leadership Team – Sharon Elementary, A.G. Middle School, Myers Park High School
  • Heart Math Tutor for 7 years at Bruns Elementary and Winterfield Elementary
  • Advocacy work with Together4Meck Campaign, Public School Friends, MeckFUTURE, and DVA Mayor’s Youth Press Corps

Community Involvement

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  • Social Venture Partners Charlotte – Read about Margaret as SVP Champion here.
    –Lead Partner with Circle de Luz, a successful mentoring Program for Latina girls
    SEED 20 Logistics Manager and Steering Committee for 6 years
  • YMCA of Greater Charlotte – Community Impact Committee
  • Howard Levine Child Development Center – Task Force Chair
  • Parents as Teachers (PAT) Liaison – Home Visitation Program
  • Former member of The Junior League of Charlotte

Faith Community

  • Providence Baptist Church member for 30 years
  • Chair, Stewardship Committee, 50th Anniversary Celebration, Sunday School Director
  • Former Deacon, children’s programming leader


  • Lexington NC native, daughter of a dairy farmer and teacher
  • Wake Forest University graduate with a BS in Accounting
  • Licensed CPA (retired)
  • Public accounting with Ernst and Whinney in Raleigh
  • Formerly Assistant Controller with The John Crosland Company, and Crosland Erwin Associates in Charlotte
  • Married to Harrison Marshall and parents of two daughters who are Myers Park High School graduates