Maggie Alberg went to the Westoe Secondary School
from 1916 to 1922, following which she went to Armstrong
College, Newcastle (University of Durham) where in 1925
she was awarded a 3rd class BA in French and Latin. She stayed
on a further year to gain her Scondary Teacher's Diploma in
the Theory and Practice of Teaching, and her Board of Education
Studying languages as she was, she spend some 14 months of
her graduate studies in various universiities in France, including
6 months at the University of Grenoble.
Armed with her qualifications she returned to her old school
as a temporary teacher for the 1926/7 academic year, and in
September 1927 she joined the staff full time, including through
its restructuring to the Girls' High School.
She left the Girls' school in 1938, and three years later,
in 1941, she joined the staff of the Boys' High School
where she stayed until summer, 1947, when she returned
to teach at the High School for Girls.