Margery Bates

Margery was born and raised in Philadelphia. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in American Studies from Wesleyan University. After college, Margery moved to New York where she worked in educational television and documentary production for PBS. She worked for the BBC as an associate producer for news and cultural events for a number of years before moving to Tucson.

In Tucson, Margery shifted her work to nonprofit management and administration. She worked at the Arizona Cancer Center and volunteered at Planned Parenthood. Her first introduction of Waldorf Education was at a Waldorf Playgroup when her children were only 18 months old. She immediately became involved in the Waldorf community. In a short time, this involvement blossomed from parent to volunteer to administrator. Margery is in her tenth year as administrator of TWS and feels so fortunate to be a part of such a dynamic and engaging community.