Charlene Margot is a Palo Alto native and longtime community activist in support of children, schools, and education. She is the owner of CSM Consulting, an educational consulting firm, and founding director of The Parent Education Series in the Sequoia Union High School District. Charlene holds a B.A. in Psychology, and recently completed her Master’s in Education with a concentration in Child & Adolescent Development. Charlene began her career in education as a teacher at Bing Nursery School, laboratory preschool for the Psychology Department at Stanford University. She worked at IBM as an education consultant in educational software development and curriculum for K-8. Charlene currently serves on the Advisory Board of Adolescent Counseling Services (ACS) in Palo Alto, a nonprofit that provides mental health services to teens and families in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties. She lives in the San Francisco Bay area with her fiancé and is the mother of two adult children.