Margaret K. Zacchei Educational Leadership Coach, University of ConnecticutMargaret Zacchei is an innovative educational leader and consultant with twenty-five years of experience as an elementary principal and teacher. Through Margaret’s leadership and engagement of staff, the school where she was principal until 2017 received the highest recognition for achievement by the Connecticut Department of Education in 2015–2016 and 2016–2017.
Margaret’s leadership style can be summarized in three words: collaboration, communication, and community. Throughout her career, she has engaged teachers, students, parents, and fellow administrators to collaboratively define problems and implement practical solutions that achieve sustainable school improvement.
Margaret is currently serving as a consultant and coach to school districts and administrations, sharing her experiences and perspective as a leader and change agent to help them achieve their goals. She is also coaching aspiring leaders enrolled in the University of Connecticut’s administrator preparation program as they complete a two-year internship program in various districts in the state.