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HI! I'm Meghan

Things You Actually Want to Know

  • I’m not crazy about writing bios.

  • I have a Masters in Advertising and Public Relations, Masters in Elementary Education, and a Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus on Teaching, Schools, and Society.

  • Yes, I will be paying student loans for the rest of my life. Worth it.

  • I have taught first, third, and fourth grades and served as a K-6 mathematics coach.

  • I went to Alabama, so I'm an Alabama fan. You have been warned.

  • I'm proud to have served two years as a full-time School Ambassador Fellow at the U.S. Department of Education.

  • I blogged for Scholastic for 6 years, but am quite lax about personal blogging.

  • I'm not sure what I want to do when I grow up.

  • Things I don’t like: running, roller coasters, and snakes.

  • Things I do like: books, good paper products, painting, travel, museum gift shops, houndstooth, jeans weather, olives, crafts, homemade Halloween costumes, gold stars, elephants, dogs, good organization, dining out, and the color blue.

The Professional Bio

Dr. Meghan Everette serves as the State Director of Utah Leading through Effective, Actionable, and Dynamic Education (ULEAD) at the Utah State Board of Education. She is a veteran educator and taught elementary school in the National Turnaround Model School, was a mathematics coach, and recently served two years as a Full-Time School Ambassador Fellow in the U.S. Department of Education. She is the Utah ASCD President, co-founded and served as Executive Director of the ASCD Emerging Leader Alumni Affiliate, and co-authored the ASCD book Forces of Influence: How Educators can Leverage Relationships to Improve Practice.

Meghan was the 2013 Alabama Elementary Teacher of the Year and a 2015-2017 Hope Street Group National Teacher Fellow. She co-designed PoweredBy Teach to Lead Utah and spent six years as a blogger for Scholastic sharing classroom practices on everything from curriculum design to classroom libraries. She was a Digital Promise Micro-Credential Leader and served on the CCSSO Teacher Recruitment and Retention Educator Steering Committee. Meghan earned her doctorate from the University of Florida and her dissertation explored how mass communication theory can be applied to improve trust through school communication. 


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