Margaret began her teaching career in an inner city Secondary School in Manchester in 1965. Then followed posts in Wythenshawe - at the time the largest council estate in Europe - and then Cheshire and Trafford. In 1984 she became Headteacher of Green Lane High School in Trafford. She held this post for 17 years during which time she led the school through year on year improvement and growth. In 2002 the school became a Specialist School. Margaret personally took on the job of raising the £50,000 necessary to be considered for Specialist status.
Throughout her teaching career Margaret has been deeply involved in community work. For 15 years she ran a voluntary youth club of 120 plus. She regularly took young people on outdoor pursuits courses and coached teams in a variety of sports.
Margaret retired from teaching in 2004 and during her first year of retirement led the consultation in Trafford for devolving Special Educational Needs budgets directly to schools. She is vice-chair of Manchester and District Housing Association. She became chair of New Dawn Community Association in 2002 and upon her retirement devoted time to writing bids and raising funds to expand facilities and activities in the community. She is a Board member of the North West Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme working group and a school governor at a Primary School in Wythenshawe, Manchester.
Margaret's interests include travel, sport, theatre, reading and cooking.