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Marga Marshall

Marga Marshall is an Educational Consultant with experience in bilingual education in Spain and California. She opened the first TK-8 Two Way Dual Immersion English/Spanish School in Concord, CA as part of the district’s Magnet schools. Prior to becoming a principal, Marga Marshall was a bilingual teacher, an instructional coach, an English Learners coach, and a Dual Language coach. As an educator for over 24 years, her passion is bilingualism , biliteracy, and offering students the opportunity to learn a second language. Marga Marshall has always developed relationships with the community, staff, and teachers. Her leadership also involves watching students grow, providing the opportunity to learn in a multicultural and collaborative environment through the emphasis on collaboration, critical and creative thinking, and supporting teachers and staff, so that they can reach their greatest potential while strengthening a connection between school and home, and fostering a positive school culture. Marga Marshall has presented at state and national conferences on best practices for the bilingual classroom, Creating Culturally Competent Schools, Number Talks in bilingual classrooms, Foundations for a Strong, Successful, and Sustainable Dual Language Program, Guiding Principles for Dual Language Education strategies, Foundations in Designated and Integrated ELD. Her work and collaboration with parents, community, and paraeducators has also led Marga Marshall to do online and in-person presentations for parents and paraeducators with strategies on how to support students during Distance Learning and at home and Biliteracy and Literacy Development from Home to School.

She was awarded the MDEA Community Involvement Award during the 2015-2016 school year and she is also the recipient of the MDEA Outstanding Administrator Award for the 2017-2018 and 2020-2021 school years. She was also nominated as the ACSA Region 6 Elementary Principal of the Year for the 2018-2019 school year.

During her leadership at Holbrook Language Academy, her school was voted best Bilingual School by Parents Press for three consecutive years, and she wrote the entry for the CSBA Golden Bell Awards - an award that promotes excellence in education by recognizing outstanding programs - leading Holbrook Language Academy to be the recipient of the 2021 Golden Bell Award in the Category of English Learners/Biliteracy. As an Educational Bilingual Consultant, Marga Marshall partners with districts providing expert, customized consulting, and professional learning in the areas of biliteracy and English Learner education.