the torch Summer 2017, Issue 2 | Page 8

20 Whether through her continuing service on the board or simply being out in the community, Margo is up for any conversation about Baylor. “I’m going to stay on the board until they kick me off,” she said. “I have a full calendar of things that are going on in my life, but I’ll always make time for Baylor.” Tell us about your education and professional background.  I graduated from The University of Texas with a B.S. in Education and taught school for many years.  Seeing little eyes light up with the spark of understanding is such a joy — now I mostly concentrate that love of teaching on my grandchildren. Describe your family.  I have been married to my college sweetheart, Bill, for 50 years, and we Margo and Bill Goodwin have two wonderful children who found great life partners and live, with their children, a few minutes from our home. It doesn’t get any better than that! Do you have a chi ld hood needs to be done, and do it now, die, but failure is its own sort of death experience that shaped how you because something else will crop up through embarrassment. So I learned later and you’ll regret procrastination. to do whatever it took, to research, to think? know all the facts, to tr y to I am one of seven children, so I To what do you attribute your gain consensus with fellow volunteers, but not lose the strength of my own though my younger siblings would success?  learned the art of compromise, say I learned to be bossy! Just I was lucky to become a member of convictions. That training has helped gave me opportunities to try things I now as a council member for the do. You need to stretch and grow and members don’t always agree, but I growing up in such a large family — the Junior League of Dallas. They me in everything I have done. Even in another, one bathroom down the really didn’t think I was qualified to Town of Highland Park — council not be afraid to fail — mind you, I am not afraid to vote my convictions. three girls in one bedroom, four boys hall — you do learn to share. As the oldest girl, I was my mother’s right hand so I also learned to do what wasn’t doing surgery so no one would 8