A forty-six year resident of Anchorage, Margo Bellamy has spent over forty years serving children and families. She has been a teacher, librarian, assistant principal, principal, executive director, mentor, and trainer of all. As a career educator, Margo brings a range of experience, from early to postsecondary education, to the Anchorage School Board along with a commitment to work every day to make the Anchorage School District a better place for all students, families, and staff.
Margo’s intent for her work in ASD is to enhance the collaboration with all stakeholders, including Board members, Superintendent, and families to create policies and a governance system that results in an education structure where every child has the opportunities that they need to be successful regardless of their individual needs, life experiences, or zip code. Margo’s vision includes giving voice to all parents for our children’s benefit, including those who are underrepresented. She maintains that Alaskans deserve great schools in a community that celebrates diversity and well-being of all children.
Margo is an Adjunct Professor in the Educational Leadership Program at the University of Alaska Anchorage where she supervises future principals. She also serves as a volunteer on the AdvanceED Engagement Review Team which looks at continuous improvements through the accreditation process. Margo currently serves on several local youth and family-focused organizations, including: Anchorage’s Promise Board of Directors, Kids Day Planning Committee, Clare House Advisory Committee, Ft. Valley State University Cooperative Developmental Energy Program (Pre-college), Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and the local chapter of the NAACP.
Margo is married and is the parent of two adult children, both ASD graduates; and grandparent to two grandsons ages 3 and 8. Her oldest grandson attends school in the Anchorage School District.
Margo’s experiences working with and for Alaska’s students, in schools and nonprofit boardrooms, has given her the knowledge, perspective, and experience to understand and work collaboratively with diverse groups. She believes that our public schools are the backbone of our community and we must work hard to ensure our schools are the best they can be so our students and community continue to thrive.