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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, Twitter chats, crafts, homemade Halloween costumes, gold stars, elephants, dogs, good organization, dining out, and the color blue.

The Professional Bio

Meghan is a School Ambassador Fellow at the U.S. Department of Education in the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education. Prior to that, she was a K-6 Math Coach in the Salt Lake School District. She served as the first Executive Director of the ASCD Emerging Leader Alumni Affiliate, is an ASCD Emerging Leader, and is the Utah ASCD President. Meghan was the 2013 Alabama Elementary Teacher of the year. As a 2015-2017 Hope Street Group National Teacher Fellow she researched teacher preparation programs in collaboration with the US Department of Education. She also serves as a Digital Promise Micro-credential Ambassador and writer for Watson-Enabled tools from IBM and the National Center for Learning Disabilities. Meghan co-designed the first PoweredBy Teach to Lead event in Utah, spent six-years as a blogger for Scholastic’s Top Teaching site, and previously taught at George Hall Elementary, the U.S. Department of Education’s National Turn-Around Model. Meghan co-authored Forces of Influence: How Educators Can Leverage Relationships to Improve Practice from ASCD. She is earned her doctorate from the University of Florida, but remains and avid Alabama fan.

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