Microsoft in Education Blog
Reaffirming our commitment to the students, teachers and institutions with whom we work across the United States, the leadership of U.S. Public Sector at Microsoft has named Margo Day as the new Vice President of the U.S. Education business. Margo will lead a national team that works with K-12 and Higher Education institutions, and across education and government leaders in the United States to focus on improving student learning and reinforce our commitment to youth.
Margo is the right leader for U.S. Education at Microsoft. With education at the center of her passions, she recently returned from a one year personal leave of absence where she used the time to focus on raising funds and awareness for the Kenya Child Protection and Education Project, partnering with World Vision. This project is positively affecting the lives of 17,000 children in 5 areas in the North Rift Valley of Kenya over 4 years by building schools, complimented by extensive systems work to transform attitudes and practices.
“I am incredibly excited about education and the opportunity to be part of the pivotal way that technology can impact and transform the way teachers deliver instruction and students individually learn in the classroom,” said Margo Day.
Her history at Microsoft has also prepared her to lead this business. Margo brings a strong track record of sales performance and leadership to the role. She joined Microsoft in back in 2001 to lead the U.S. Partner Group where she was responsible for defining and executing the U.S. partner strategy and programs for Microsoft’s U.S. partner ecosystem. In 2006 she became the SMSP Vice President for the West Region, responsible for sales and marketing of Microsoft commercial products and services to corporate account, small and medium business customers and work with partners in the western United States. As a testament to her commitment to customer and partners, Margo was recognized by CRN and VARBusiness Magazines as a top executive in the industry.
Currently a member of the Board of Advisors for the Renton/Skyway Boys and Girls Club and past board president, Margo is also a Founding Board member of SeeYourImpact.org. She has been honored for her work on behalf of women at Microsoft, earning its 2006 Most Inspirational Woman award, and in 2012 was nominated for the Anita Borg Women of Vision Social Impact Award.