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MARGARET LOPEZ WAITE

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MARGARET LOPEZ WAITE

TITLE 

Chief Executive Officer

ORGANIZATION

Las Americas ASPIRA Academy

BIOGRAPHY

As one of the founders, Margie was instrumental in opening the first dual language (English/Spanish) charter school in Delaware. She has been involved with ASPIRA of Delaware as a volunteer and/or board member since 2004. Margie transitioned into the Head of School role shortly after the school charter was approved in April 2009. In this role, Margie was involved with every aspect of the planning and preparation for the opening of the school. With the expansion to high school and a second campus in 2020, Margie took on the role of CEO with a Head of School assigned to each campus. Previously, she was a Spanish teacher in the Appoquinimink School District. Prior to becoming a teacher, Margie worked at MBNA/Bank of America for sixteen years. She held various management positions in customer service, collections, personnel, research & development, and marketing. Her last position was as a Senior Vice President in the Hispanic Market Sector. After the merger with Bank of America, Margie decided to pursue her life-long goals and passion in the education field. She earned her Master’s Degree in Secondary Education and School Leadership certification from Wilmington University in May 2008. Margie earned a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Delaware State University in May 1990, and proudly serves on their Board of Trustees. She also serves her community as a board member of the Delaware Charter School Network, Community Education Building, Rodel and Delaware Community Foundation.

Margie has been happily married to Wally Waite, Jr. for 33 years and has two wonderful sons, Quincy and Isaiah. Her husband is an Assistant Principal at Concord High School in the Brandywine School District.

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