Margaret Cissel, Placement Associate

Name three things you cannot live without
Taking photos, long walks, and my dog, Kevin.

Who was your favorite teacher and why?

Mrs. Pitcher, a long-term substitute teacher during my kindergarten year. Normally the GFA Middle School French teacher, Mrs. Pitcher joined our class in the winter and promptly taught me how to read. She was incredibly kind, patient, and smelled like pinecones!

What do you love about EA?
We are all nerdy about schools and I love it. We share a love for every aspect of a school, from the campus, to its community and most of all, the teachers.


Following her graduation from Elon University where she received her BA in Strategic Communications, Margaret crowd-funded a project called Look Out Loud through Kickstarter that brought her to India, the Philippines and Guatemala where she taught photography to students of all ages. From there she moved to The Bahamas where she worked as a Communications Associate at The Island School. Having had her fill of living overseas, she moved back to her hometown of Fairfield, CT and worked for three years at Ridgefield Academy as a Marketing Manager. A product of independent schools, Margaret is an alumna of Greens Farms Academy.