My name is Margaret Preston and this will be my thirteenth year of teaching in the Minneapolis Public Schools and my third year of teaching at Bancroft. I live in Minneapolis with my four year old daughter Tirfe and we love biking around the city and enjoy visiting the markets in the summer and the parks and trails throughout the year.

After working in health care administration for two years, I began pursuing my Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction from New Mexico State University in 1995 and  I completed my degree and licensure in ESL and Bilingual Education in July of 1996.  I feel very lucky to be working with such wonderful students and families and I enjoy collaborating with the classroom teachers at Bancroft to support the English language learners English abilities.  I work with the ELL students in 4th and 5th grades, and I am also the Lead teacher for ELL at our site.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at, or call 612-668-3550. The ELL team can be found in room 224. Please come and visit us!