Marguerite Sheffer

Marguerite Sheffer

Program Advisor

Maggie has been a Mills Teacher Scholar since 2011, when she attended a May share-out and was instantly hooked. Maggie taught high school Humanities for 8.5 years in Oakland Unified, at the East Oakland School of the Arts, Castlemont High School, and Life Academy. Her inquiry projects have tackled close reading, online research, and supporting English Language Learners in writing. Maggie has supported new teachers as a Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment Coach and by mentoring student teachers from Mills College and UC Berkeley. Maggie is also a Teacher Consultant with the Bay Area Writing Project. Currently, in addition to facilitating the 9th-grade inquiry team at Oakland Technical High School, Maggie is teaching a seminar on Substitute Teaching for Mills College seniors and coaching teachers in the Masters of Education program at Mills. Maggie earned her B.A. and teaching credential from Barnard College and her M.A. in Educational Leadership from Mills College. She is also pursuing her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership at Mills College, researching the connection between teacher inquiry, teacher efficacy beliefs, and retention.