Incumbent Candidate, Woodbridge Board of Education
Incumbent candidate Margaret Hamilton is running to retain her seat on the Woodbridge Board of Education. She has served on the Board since 2010. Margaret is currently the Chair, and has held that position since July of 2011.
Margaret has been an active member of the Beecher Road community since her daughter Marion started school there in 2007. In fact, her friend convinced her to run the Bake Sale at the Beecher Halloween HOOT while Marion was still in preschool! Margaret was a member of the Beecher PTO from 2007 until her daughter’s graduation from Beecher in 2013. She served as PTO president from 2009 through 2012. The Halloween HOOT continues to be a part of the Hamilton Family commitment to Beecher. Margaret’s husband Pennell is “Professor Proton” and her daughter Marion thinks up all kinds of scary (and not so scary) ideas for a mad scientist laboratory.
Margaret and her husband have lived in Woodbridge since 1998, and their daughter attended Beecher Road School for seven years, before moving to the Amity Middle School, where she is in 8th grade. Margaret is employed as a receptionist at a local obstetrics practice, and previously worked as a pre-school teacher at Gan Hayeled in Woodbridge.
Margaret is enthusiastic about the quality of education the Woodbridge School District is able to offer the children of our Town. She believes Beecher Road School cares for all children who attend the school, addresses all aspects of their development, and differentiates learning for all ability levels. As a member of the Board of Education, she supports the administration in continuing the proven programs at our school.
A native of Wisconsin, Margaret earned her B.B.A. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She worked as a Business Analyst for 20 years at various insurance companies before her daughter was born. Listening and understanding the needs of all constituents, identifying needed changes, determining solutions, and successfully implementing changes were key components of her job, which serves to enhance her work as Board of Education Chair.