Margo Cook

Training and Outreach Associate

As the Training and Outreach Associate, Margo Cook supports the Training and Outreach team by assisting with the coordination of trainings and outreach events.

Margo is a graduate of Purdue University with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. While at Purdue, she served as a frequent volunteer in local schools, a track and field manager and mentor to young adults.

Upon graduation, Margo served two years as a third grade public school teacher before joining the EdChoice team.

Margo is a native of Noblesville, Indiana and still resides nearby. She is a big Purdue fan and a born and raised Hoosier.

Favorite Quote

“I had, deep within me, the inability to do nothing.”
— Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain

Favorite Teacher/Class

Ms. Redding, Geometry

High School Mascot


Favorite Pastimes

Season tickets to Purdue football games in Ross Ade Stadium–especially when Purdue dominated Ohio State 49-20. I was there in person to see the miracle happen!

Inspiration for Joining the Educational Choice Movement

Traditional public school worked well for me, and my family would even say I thrived in my school setting. Though I can say that for myself, I cannot confidently say the same for some of my close family members. From our family experiences, I am eternally grateful to have had school choice programs, especially charter schools, that provide second and even third chances to students who are seeking to get their high school diploma. In my opinion, school choice means a true opportunity of educational freedom that doesn’t have a limitation based on socio-economic status, race, or geography. It is true liberation from a traditional system that can be limiting to any students who may not fit the mold.