Margo Mound Drucker

Margo Mound Drucker was born in New York City, New York in 1934 and while living there saw race relations as a white woman. She attended Horace Mann School and the Dalton School, a college preparatory school, in New York. At the Dalton School, she found a passion for community service. After her first three years at Skidmore College, she met her husband, Stanley. They moved down to Virginia and Margo attended the University of Virginia in order to finish her degree. She became a teacher before she had her three daughters. As a family, they moved down to Newport News to be near her husband's family. After her daughters were born, she became a stay-at-home mother but she never stopped being active. She became involved with the National Council of Jewish Women and helped to set up the first integrated daycare center on the Peninsula. When her daughters went off to college, she resumed her teaching career. She became a teacher at Denbigh High School in the late 1970s and worked there for nearly twenty years. She still serves the Newport News community today with her therapy dog, Morgan.


-Interview and biographical information recorded in 2014.

-Pictured: Margo Mound Drucker and therapy dog, Morgan, in 2015. Photograph by Rebecca S. Wheeler.